Bioelectricity is an embryonic science. Who can say where it might lead, what might be achieved by approaching the study of life on the basis of an energy hypothesis rather than solely on the basis of a chemical hypothesis? But the reality is that bioelectricity has powerful enemies–the cell-phone industry, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Department of Energy, and the Federal Communications Commission as examples. Each, for its own reason, see bioelectricity as a threat, and each uses its bully pulpit to confront the perceived threat. I once saw a documentary about wildlife on the Serengeti plains in which a wildebeest was giving birth while being chased by a lion. The wildebeest never stopped running, and the lion killed the baby before it hit the ground. That is what bioelectricity’s enemies are trying to do. There’s hardly nothing they wouldn’t kill if they thought doing so would help them win.