“Experimental birthmark” describes an Asian custom: the body of a dying person is marked with a substance, most often soot, so that if the individual is reborn the infant’s body will bear a birthmark corresponding to the placement of the mark on the deceased — a death mark becoming a birthmark.
I was fifteen when I flipped through my first tattoo magazine and I remember being most captivated by the female models. They aroused a kind of primal sexual fascination in me because of how closely they lived to their own skin.
It wasn’t until the nineties that anyone suggested biology could be better understood by looking at it through the lens of quantum theory. Now, a new kind of science, called “quantum biology,” is beginning to emerge — and it could change everything we know, again.