I feel like there are so many connections between processes that happen in nature and what is going on in our bodies. I can only think of a few.
-Trees and their similarities to bronchi in lungs
-The circulatory system in the body and the worlds river systems (transporting things from one part of a system to another)
These are only two that I can think of off the top of my head but there has to be more connections.
Any other ideas on this one?
the fact that physiologically we’re mammals, and share the basic structure/mechanics as with all other mammals?
This reminds me strongly of the Norse creation myth in the sense that Odin, Vili, and Vé killed the giant Ymir (giant frost ogre created during the meeting of Ginnungagap and Niflheim), carried him to the middle of Ginnungagap and made the world from him. “From his blood they made the sea and the lakes; from his flesh the earth; from his hair the trees; and from his bones the mountains. They made rocks and pebbles from his teeth and jaws and those bones that were broken.”
I like this, because it proposes such a thought as the chicken or the egg. Assuming that either we were created in the image of the earth or that the earth was created in the image of us, naturally we ask which came first? I’ll be thinking about this one for a while!
To add, a brief thought was that the grass and other vegetation is much like our hair (animal fur) as a protective and constantly growing layer. Or that the erosion of rocks to form multiple layers under the surface of the earth is much like the dermis, fat cells, etc that make up our body and cover our bones that make up the core.