Being a human ...

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Being a human ...

Post: #259209 MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:06 am

... or so we always thought.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17809503

So we could easily be 98.5% non-human. Food for thought.

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Re: Being a human ...

Post: #259211 greenorelse
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:30 am

It's not really surprising. The thermophilic bacteria found in your faeces are theorised to be ancestors of the oldest living organisms on the planet and I can well believe it.

And what are genes anyway? Parasites, using bodies as hosts?
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Re: Being a human ...

Post: #259215 trinder
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:12 pm

I just hope that we can all stay on the WOW factor to this information rather than the YUCK. When did we stop enjoying learning new things (bed bugs for instance) and not marvel in the knowledge. My favourite term is symbiotic host. x
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Re: Being a human ...

Post: #260306 PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 6:56 am

Mr. QB is a biologist and says that the bacteria in our bodies weighs more then our bodies! Now I knew my feet were a bit grim but that's gross!

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Re: Being a human ...

Post: #260308 Green Aura
Sat May 12, 2012 7:33 am

I must have an awful lot of bacteria then :(
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