Sunday, June 28, 2009

How about viromorphising ourselves?

Prof Paul Ananth Tambyah's anthromorphic view of the H1N1 virus got me thinking.

We are really no different from those wretched viruses are we? I mean after all it is the same evolutionary mechanism that drives us. We have to adapt and change to spread our genes across the globe.

In fact, if we think of ourselves as viruses, we are probably the most virulent and lethal organism responsible for the world's worst pandemic ever. And in that regard, we are really not a smart virus at all... so let us not run down H1N1 too soon. No, we are one of the most stupid viruses ever, because we are on the verge of totally destroying our only food source. Mother earth.

So shall we save Gaia?

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