Human civilization – a “mere” 7 billion of us — is currently struggling to survive. Meanwhile, the 50 trillion cellular citizens under our skin live in harmony and bliss. There is a misperception in that we are not singular entities, we are communities comprised of living units called cells. All of the “characters” that we express as humans are derived from the functioning of our cells.
Interestingly, where we have organs to carry out a function, a cell has organelles (miniature organs) carrying out the same functions. In fact, there is NO new function in a human body that is not already expressed by cells. Every system we have, e.g., digestive, respiratory, excretory, reproductive, nervous and immune system among others, is present in every cell. Interestingly, the same mechanisms used by a cell to carry out its behaviors are the very same mechanisms at the heart of our human systems that carry out the same behaviors. A simple truth is that we are made in the “image” of our own cells. That is why research on cell mechanisms can apply to us for they are directly related to the same mechanisms used in the human body.
In a sense, our cells created us! Cellular technology is far more sophisticated than anything humans have been able to come up with. Have you heard of biomimicry?
The emerging science of biomimicry extrapolates what nature has used to adapt and survive, and applies that mastery to our human world. Biomimicry and is a new discipline in biology that uses nature’s best ideas to solve problems. Animals, plants and microbes have found what works, and we can learn from them. They demonstrate ways of functioning that have endured over 3.8 billion years of existence.
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