Reading Time: 3 Minutes – Author: Michael J Loomis
I believe that we are creators by nature. And in that sense, any creation implies a creator.
Good old Biofilm Earth is one continual act of creation. Birth, lifespan, death, and rebirth. And carbon is the basis of the clay in the hands of our maker as it is in ours and that which we make.
We love to build labor-saving devices. Technologies that extend our natural abilities to supernatural levels. Think John Deere and Caterpillar.
Go visit the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and just look all around. Then take a look back at yourself. See any similarities?
We are an assemblage of a host and the many other species living in, on, or around us, along with the ones that became us. Together we form a discrete ecological unit. Are we not a bio-mechanical extension of the other 99% of DNA-based species that call us home?
The components of a holobiont are individual species or bionts, while the combined genome of all bionts is the hologenome, THE HUMAN.
Maybe it is us that is the heavy lift for the microbial life that inhabits not only the internal terrain of Biofilm Earth, but also our skin, inside and out. Maybe it is us that accomplishes the greater good of those things that worked so hard for so many millennia to realize that they just needed a big help. And so we were formed from the dust of the earth.
Maybe it is not us that is genetically modifying our fruits and vegetables for our good. How selfish. Maybe it is those lifeforms that are utilizing us, influencing us to do their bidding of accelerating their genetic evolution. From a simple field of grass to an ear of robust corn and head of wheat to provide simple energy that just falls to the ground for our creator’s liking.
And all those bacteria, yeast, and fungi needed to do was create us. To do their bidding. To do their heavy lifting. To solve their food problem as they overpopulated Biofilm Earth.
Welcome to Biofilm Earth fellow Holobiont.
We are Legion