It’s amazing, isn’t it…that a collection of tiny particles can make you feel so damn awful?
Every day, we humans are constantly being bombarded by tiny collections of proteins that use our bodies as hosts to survive and replicate. These tiny bodies are known as bacteria and viruses.
Usually, our bodies are healthy enough to fight off a massive number of these guys at once. Our white blood cells float around in our blood vessels hunting the bacteria/viruses by detecting their off gasses. Then, they absorb the bad guys and special enzymes inside the white blood cells digest them, killing them and thus preventing them from reproducing.
But occasionally, our immune systems cannot handle the intense rate of reproduction of bacteria and viruses. During times when we are exposed to many more bad guys than normally, exasperated by a weakened immune system (lack of sleep, stress, poor diet, cold weather, etc.), our bodies cannot immediately fight off the infection.
So when this happens, we feel sick.
Essentially, when you feel sick it is because the bacteria and viruses have spread throughout your body at such a phenomenal rate that they actually begin destroying cells and/or chemically interfering with their processes at an alarming rate.
This, in combination with your immune system’s response for fighting off the infection, is precisely why you feel sick.
The body will heat up in attempt to make the host (you) inhospitable for bacterial/viral reproduction. This will at least slow the rate while your body trains new white blood cells to kick some ass.
Things like sneezing and runny noses are also a way for the body to rid itself of the infection. And mucus is a defensive strategy that works well to trap infections in a sticky substance so that you can then spit them out. Don’t swallow your mucus. Spit that shit out, always.
But if you really think about it, it’s actually pretty remarkable that something so tiny that you can’t even see it can actually make your entire body feel so horrible. Then, if you consider your body’s dramatic response, it’s hard to not have your mind blown.
Consider that an average virus is about 1/1,500,000,000th the size of your body. In other words, it takes about 1.5 billion viruses to equal the height of an average person. And it takes about 8.5 million people’s height to equal the diameter of the earth.
So if you think about it, a virus is much, much smaller to a human being than a human being is to the planet…by well over two orders of magnitude.
Think about that for a second…
If a collection of viruses and/or bacteria can basically knock you on your back for several days while your body basically freaks out trying to heal itself, think about what a collection of human beings might do to the Earth. Don’t you think our behavior has some effect?
And if you were the planet…what would you do in order to try to fight off the infection? Would you heat up? Would you shake violently? Would you produce an inhospitable environment to attempt to slow the reproduction of the infection? Would you send tiny cells to enter into the infection and kill them from the inside out?
If I were the planet, that is.
I’m not a scientist or anything…and a lot of this must sound rather elementary…but I’m certain that it is quite possible that there is a strong connection between what people to do damage the Earth and what the Earth then does to respond to the situation.
I mean, it makes sense. And it’s no crazier than the crazy stuff that happens inside of our bodies each and every day. It’s undeniable that there is some form of intelligence at play…whether it’s designed that way or it evolved that way or both.
So if our bodies know when viruses are living on it, is it really that far-fetched to assume that the planet knows when there’s an infection on it? Wouldn’t the same rules of intelligence apply?
Hmm…dunno…let’s wait to hear what science has to say in the next 100 years or so…maybe sooner if quantum intelligence takes off.
Hopefully the robots won’t be the new white blood cells.