Cancer: a General problem of the Universe

1 The essence of cancer: The insatiable parts conquer the whole, and so it will be destroyed.

1.1 Cancer in the regular sense

Here, the cause of insatiability is the lack of energy resulting from a process of gaining energy from glucose that is of much lower efficiency than the  process used by healthy cells.(In the case of cancerous cells, instead of carbon dioxide and water, lactic acid is produced, and this results in much less energy being generated.)

Presumably the cancerous process is not a perpetual one. There are temporary periods of satiety and of fatigue. (The periods of satiety come about when the cancerous cells get enough glucose to satiate their own needs. Due to their multiplication, however, their needs grow and this in turn results in a lack of energy again. The system temporarily eliminates this lack of energy by supplying the tumor with blood and new veins. This cycle keeps repeating itself. Meanwhile, many of the cells fed inadequately because of the lack of energy are destroyed, which leads to fallbacks.)

No general „cure” is known.

1.2 Cures used

Removing the tumor (surgery)
Destroying the cells of the tumor (radiology)
Preventing the production of cells in the tumor (chemotherapy)

The basic cause(s) is / are not known, so neither is / are the way(s) of eliminating it / them.

2 Levels

2.1 The individual’s level

This is cancer in the regular sense.

2.2 Group level

Sexual, financial and power insatiability. (This holds true not only for mankind, as there are for example certain ant „societies” that go marauding.)

2.3 Country level

Caused by the mainly economic insatiability of certain countries.

2.4 The whole of mankind

Caused by the economic insatiability of globalization resulting from capitalism

2.5 Space object level

Processes that differ from the „normal” development of stars and lead to explosions.

3 The Common cause

In closed systems, insatiable energy needs caused by low-efficiency use of energy, and as a result taking energy from the others; in open systems, it is expansion. When reaching a certain extent, this causes the destruction of the system. It takes the system from the stable domain into the instable one, using up its stability reserve. (As regards this last sentence, it may be worth reading the series called Indices.)

This phenomenon is a manifestation of the conflicting interest of the parts and the whole. The parts want to exist and expand all the time, but these are against the interest of the whole, which requires from the parts only existence limited both in time and space.

Endre Simonyi