DNA. Bacteria. Life in… Everywhere!

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A new study in mice has shown that the DNA of bacteria that live in the body can pass a trait to offspring in a way similar to the parents’ own DNA. According to the authors, the discovery means scientists need to consider a significant new factor — the DNA of microbes passed from mother to child — in their efforts to understand how genes influence illness and health. (1)

Another study shows that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought. (2)

We like to see life contained in boxes. In DNA. In a molecule. In a body.

But life cannot be contained. Life is not the limited idea we have about it. Life is everywhere. And I bet we will soon discover more ways via which traits are passed over to new generations or even to older generations – why not? Do we need bacteria to remind us of what we have forgotten? Or do we just need to look inside our self?

We have invented time in a timeless cosmos which just exists.

We have invented death in a cosmos full of Being.

We see ”life” where everything just Is.

Bacteria, humans, DNA, molecules, dirt, air, fire. Can’t you see they are not important? Can’t you see they are not essential? Can’t you feel there is something magical transcending the cosmos?

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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