Ancient cities, long gone. Microbes. Architects.

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When snorkelers discovered what appeared to be ancient stonework off the coast of the Greek island of Zakynthos in 2013, archaeologists sent to the site thought the odd rocks might be the ruins of an ancient city. But among the columns, bagel-shaped rings and paving stone‒like rocks, they found no telltale pottery shards or other artifacts. Soon after, geochemist Julian Andrews of England’s University of East Anglia and colleagues dove down to the supposed ruins and collected samples.

Turns out, the so-called Lost City of Zakynthos was built by microbes, not by ancient Greeks. What appear to be submerged Greek ruins are actually the fossilized remains of sediments laid down by methane-chomping microbes millions of years ago, the researchers report in the September Marine and Petroleum Geology. (1)

Given time, everything looks like… everything.

Microbes, humans, all the same.

Watch the Acropolis in all its glory.

It was not made by humans.

It was made by stars and dust.

In the dark universe, a voice is calling.

A small microbe.

Ιn the deepest ocean of a distant planet.

Being there…

Silent.

Microbes, death, Universe…

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You have around 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut — and that’s a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, all in exchange for a constant food supply.

But when you die, your friendly gut flora quickly become your gut foe. Without food, the microbes escape your GI tract through the circulatory system and spread to your other organs, feeding on your dying cells and colonizing your body. (1)

Who defines that our boundary is our skin?

Who makes us so tiny when we are gods?

Stop believing your are just matter ready to be consumed by microbes.

You are the universe.

And you will live for ever…

Adapting, accepting, living, dying…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) presented its first-ever global attempt to assess the spread of drug resistance today—and the results are sobering. Antimicrobial resistance “threatens the achievements of modern medicine,” warns the study, which shows that high rates of resistance occur in most parts of the world.

“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” wrote Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director-general for health security, in a press statement. (source)

Our quest for life, has led us to death…

Our inability to adapt and accept the natural (yes, death IS natural – could it be that it is not the end?) has led ud to DEAD-end…

Microbes, arrogance, wrong perceptions.

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Methane-producing microbes may be responsible for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history. Fossil remains show that sometime around 252 million years ago, about 90 percent of all species on Earth were suddenly wiped out — by far the largest of this planet’s five known mass extinctions. It turns out that Methanosarcina had acquired a particularly fast means of making methane, and the team’s detailed mapping of the organism’s history now shows that this transfer happened at about the time of the end-Permian extinction. (1)

The greatest disaster in life, caused by the – supposedly – weakest organism of all.

Our definitions need re-defining.
Our egoism does not let us see beyond our nose..

We are not all that powerful.
We are not all that clever.
We are just microbes believing we are titans.

But only the humble are truly powerful.
Look at the world from the perspective of a microbe.
Only though knowing our limits, will we become limitless.

Acknowledge you are nothing and you will be part of everything…

Brain barrier. Bacteria. Healthy. Illogical.

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The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. Now, researchers have discovered yet another way microbes keep us healthy: They are needed for closing the blood-brain barrier, a molecular fence that shuts out pathogens and molecules that could harm the brain.

The findings suggest that a woman’s diet or exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy may influence the development of this barrier. The work could also lead to a better understanding of multiple sclerosis, in which a leaky blood-brain barrier may set the stage for a decline in brain function. (1)

Accept your enemies.
They could be your best friends.
Jesus said it.
And now medicine backs him up.
Open your brain to bacteria.
So as to shield it.
Accept the illogical.
It could be the sanest thing you ever did…