The Planet Within
How can our species learn to see the dangers of global warming more acutely? A powerful analogy comes from the world of science. Medical scientists now realize that our bodies are like planets, hosts to a variety of species.
Actually, 90% of our bodies are not our own; they are filled with microbes. Eight legged creatures live in our eyelashes, on the tongue, skin, hair, and everywhere else. Our bodies, like the planet Earth, are host to an entire ecosystem of different microbial beings, all with their own little bodies. And the human body, like the planet, occasionally erupts when certain microbes make trouble: herpes, athletes foot, etc.
Understanding the ecosystem of our own bodies will hopefully lead us to acquiring healthier realizations of our planet’s ecosystem and our place as two-legged creatures on its surface.Tweet