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Offline majormark

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Bacteria 'R' Us
« on: October 19, 2010, 07:53:54 pm »
Interesting article about bacteria:

http://www.miller-mccune.com/science-environment/bacteria-r-us-23628/

"In a series of recent findings, researchers describe bacteria that communicate in sophisticated ways, take concerted action, influence human physiology, alter human thinking and work together to bioengineer the environment. These findings may foreshadow new medical procedures that encourage bacterial participation in human health. They clearly set out a new understanding of the way in which life has developed on Earth to date, and of the power microbes have to regulate both the global environment and the internal environment of the human beings they inhabit and influence so profoundly."


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Re: Bacteria 'R' Us
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 09:05:37 am »
That was fascinating. Thanks for posting this. It reminds me very much of a book I read called "A New Bacteriology" by Sonea and Panisset.

Near the end, the article says "That bacteria-centric argument is, of course, a hazy, metaphysical Gaian fantasy worthy of Avatar..." I was surprised that it did not mention James Lovelock and his "Gaia hypothesis", which ties in very nicely with this topic. He has both published peer-reviewed papers, and written popular books (search for his name on Amazon).

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Re: Bacteria 'R' Us
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 10:00:43 am »
This reminded me of Roony, and that reminded me of William!
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Re: Bacteria 'R' Us
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 04:26:07 am »
This reminded me of Roony, and that reminded me of William!

Why are your postings so.. 'precise', not enough bacteria?  ;D

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Re: Bacteria 'R' Us
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 05:50:06 am »
How do you mean, mark? =O
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