What if the Earth was thought of as a living organism?

 KindredSoul (@actualizedself)6 years, 7 months ago

What if planets were considered to be living organisms. Not by the same biological standards we hold today, but more in a general sense. Humans would be considered micro-organisms that could only survive on the surface. In the same train of thought, what we consider to be ‘Natural Disasters’, could be comparable to an auto-immune response to harmful bacteria.
If this assumption were taken into account, then our lifespan, would by comparison, be just a flicker of light in the lifespan of a planet. At the end of a planets life, it explodes releasing its energy back into the universe. makes you wonder what would occur at the end of a human life. Spirituality is a completely different topic, but on a scientific scale, do humans release their energy through decomposition?
The point of this is that a multiverse is completely possible. Not in a time traveling, dimension shifting way, but more like each being contained within one another. If our universe were considered for a moment, it could contain infinitely many micro-universes within it. To understand this concept we would first need to have a better understanding of the micro-universe and how it relates to the macro-universe that surrounds us. Which I do not believe is possible in today’s world.

Thanks for reading!
-CB

What do you all think?

October 30, 2014 at 9:39 am
Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

As Above, So Below.
Good observations, and I completely agree.

Whenever I have a bad day, I consider the immense probability that there is a complete Universe inside of me. I also cannot help but to relate the Big Bang and inflation to the conception and birth of a child.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

The Earth IS a living organism. It plays host to us. As Alex said, “As above, so below.”

The universe does indeed repeat itself at every scale.

Just as the electrons of an atom orbit its nucleus, the planets orbit the sun. Just as we are host to the organisms on our skin, the Earth is host to us. Life is fractal in nature. Reality itself is indeed one giant biological system. It all goes together and cannot exist any other way.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

So which is it chodebalm, are we the host to Earth or is it our host? Your stories are conflicting. lol

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

Boom! The power of editing.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

Haha, what is this future or something?!

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

I’ve almost always thought of it like that. There is one argument that states it must be able to procreate to be considered a living organism. The Earth does actually do that, just not in the way that it creates another planet. Maybe it will do that someday, who knows. Maybe thats what the moon is. Regardless, the Earth has made every living thing on it so I would consider that procreating.

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

There is a direct correlation between the size of an organism and it’s heartbeat. This is why mice and hummingbirds have a lot faster heartbeat then us, and comparatively a elephant has a slower heartbeat. If we do rough calculations, the rush-hours of any normal city correspond pretty well. In other words, a cities heart beats twice a day. (going to work) (coming home from work)
How do we determine whats a living organism though? Can we really say cities aren’t alive? When you break apart a human, we are just a bunch of cells. When you break apart a city, we are just a bunch of humans. Is there any real difference? Its almost as if places have their own thought processes and stuff.
So, what’s Earth’s heartbeat then? A year? A season?
Whats the Universes?

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