Human body is 90% microbes and bacteria. Who is in “control” ?

Almost 90% of the cells of the human body are microbes [1]. A recent publication in American Scientific claimed that bacteria outnumber your own cells 10 to 1. [American Scientific, June 2012]

Who are we?

What are we?

Who is actually in “control” in the thing we like to call “human body” ?

If bacteria and microbes is all we are, how can this set of living organisms make up such an intelligent and self conscious being? Could it be that something immaterial actually “moves” that material set of uncoscious things?


Most probably the truth is what materialists think. In other words: if you put many microbes and bacteria together, you end up with a Picasso or a Beethoven. Yes. That must be it.


Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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