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    Only 43% Human

    More than half of your body is actually not human.

    This is the latest from scientists, who claim that human cells make up 43% of the body’s total cell count, with the rest being microscopic colonists.

    The potential benefits of figuring out the other half of ourselves – the microbiome – would rapidly transform our understanding of diseases from allergies to Parkinson’s.

    http://www.frontlinegenomics.com/new...-is-not-human/

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    80% water 57% microbial word play
    Data storage in the bones.
    Add a few cheese burgers for some.
    Take out half the brain and add another tongue.
    Divide the remainder into equal parts for ethnicity.

    See visa has an ad here saying they are working on technology that will allow cars to pay for their own petrol.

    Such great use of investigative sciences.

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    Quote Originally posted by Nothing View Post
    80% water 57% microbial word play
    Data storage in the bones.
    Add a few cheese burgers for some.
    Take out half the brain and add another tongue.
    Divide the remainder into equal parts for ethnicity.

    See visa has an ad here saying they are working on technology that will allow cars to pay for their own petrol.

    Such great use of investigative sciences.
    It is obvious to me the truly human part of us is the consciousness inhabiting the body. How else would we explain genetic humans, even 43%, exhibiting anti-human behaviors. Science is clueless in Creation, IMO. Give me the data and I'll draw my own conclusions, thank you.
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    I recall some reasoning from Prabhupada Swami I think, saying, "You are not your body, you change your body many times during life. Your old body, your young body, constant cell replacement makes it you change most of your body every seven years."
    Something like that.


    here we go.. I think this is it, not that I am in to this guy at all.

    Last edited by enjoy being, 30th April 2018 at 15:02.

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    Growing up, we were told that we replaced our skin every seven years. And cells do replace themselves regularly.

    The micro biome is amazing. We are in many ways a symbiotic being. And I agree our consciousness is what gives us our individuality and awareness as a whole being rather than a series of systems.

    Here's a fun quote: “your body isn’t just you.”

    Jeez, I'm not my body, I'm not my thoughts. What's next?

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    “What makes us human is, in my opinion, the combination of our own DNA, plus the DNA of our gut microbes.”
    This calls to mind what Purple Lama was saying.

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    Perhaps the most obvious place to look at our microbiome is in our guts. It’s well known that we carry around all kinds of passengers in our digestive systems. Now, we are coming to realize how important they are for digestion and metabolism.

    We give them a place to live and bring them food, and in exchange, our microbiomes help us digest our food, produce vitamins, and prevent pathogens from gaining footholds. They break down excesses that escape our digestive enzymes, and they have on the order of a thousand times more enzymes than we do to break down almost anything that enters our guts.
    Here is a study about the 'thousand more enzymes'.

    Given the direct connection between the microbiome and metabolism, it’s a small step to link gut microbiota with metabolic syndrome issues.

    It’s more than getting cranky when you’re hungry. Recent research is outlining multiple lines of bidirectional biochemical and neurological communication between the gut and brain.


    Recent reviews by Stefano, et. al, Lombardi et. al and Liang, et. al have outlined the relevance of a number of these gut-brain axis interactions for understanding neurodegenerative and psychiactric disorders.
    Increasing understanding of our microbial cohorts raises many issues with how we previously perceived microbiology, our relationships with microbes, and how we attempt to manipulate this community

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    So your diet has a complete array of building blocks, eh? A solid foundation?

    I would never call you a blockhead.

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