Bacteria, new opinions, old “wrong” opinions…



Levi Strauss said that people have a tendency to believe that newer thoughts are always better and more correct than older ones.

And this is totally but totally wrong.

In the old days we thought that species were constant and unchangeable. Now we (think we) “know” they are not. Take for example bacteria or viruses, which change in a fast pace [1] in order to respond to our bacteria-fighting medicine. Right? Wrong! Because even if bacteria change, they STILL REMAIN that specific bacteria! As tapeworms have remain unchanged for almost 250 million years now [2], maintaining a recipe which has proved successful, many other species also remain unchanged (see crocodiles or tortoises for example).

Yes. Species do change!

But besides the mechanism of change, there is also a mechanism which tries to maintain species the same! Discovering the first, does not have to make us believe that the latter is obsolete or no longer valid…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. 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. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. 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. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum!

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Exit mobile version