‘If DNA strands are the ghosts in the machine, bacteria are the mediums in the dark chambers.’ ~ EON
EON recommends a glimpse into the spectrum of life through a lens that does justice to life in terms of Time, fact, and endurance, setting aside the humanist cult with all its romanticized and rationalized notions, focusing instead on the immense complexity of life on Earth by way of functionality and outcome.
The article ends with a very apt statement. ‘Asking which group of organisms is the most important is a bit like asking which of four pillars holding up a house is most important . . . If you took any of them away the whole thing would fall over.’