Sunday, October 21, 2007

the plot

"Consciousness is a plot to keep the parasites feasting off our bodies alive. Civilization is a conspiracy of microbes: they've tricked us into creating music, science, medicine, art, plumbing . . ."

~ Ivan Brunetti

1 comment:

Steven G. Harms said...

One of my Astronomy professors who taught "The Search for ET life" said that the most successful organism on earth was bacteria: they were here long before us and show every sign of being here after.

In trying to figure out how DNA could have evolved ( latticed in rock? ) the possible idea that bacteria are the panspermic catalysts to large life ( that carries, propagates, and gives quarter to them ) was thoroughly discomfort-inspiring.