ARE HUMANS A VIRUS?
Virus: any of a large group of submicroscopic infectious agents that are usually regarded as nonliving extremely complex molecules, that typically contain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semipermeable membrane, that are capable of grown and multiplication only in living cells, and that cause carious important diseases in humans, animals, and plants. (merriam-webster.com)
What pops into your head when you read the actual definition of a virus? Is it not a strange thing when you think about it? I mean these fucking things are smaller than bacteria and can only survive by landing in a host cell of a living organism. It spreads from person to person by droplets that fly out of your nose when you sneeze or your mouth when you cough. The dirty muppets who don’t cover their word curtain and don’t ever wash their dick beaters spread that bullshit all over the place. You would think a virus would be considered a living thing based on their wizardry but they aren’t. I was curious to see if there were any hypothesis on how viruses are even born into existence. There were three I found but I got the sense no one really knows. They just exist.
There is a show on netflix narrated by my boy Will Smith. It is called One Strange Rock. The show has 8 astronauts give their perspectives of earth from space. Each episode has a specific focus. For example the first episode is about oxygen. They go deep into what has to happen on the planet for oxygen to even be produced and it is insane. As I finished the series one thing was certain. There is an order to the planet for it to maintain its homeostasis. The Lion King was onto something with the circle of life shit and the movie Avatar showcased the same thing. Life on the moon Pandora is all connected to each other. The Na’vi live in harmony with nature and worship a mother goddess called Eywa. Everything is good until the humans arrive and fuck shit up all for a rare material worth a lot of money called unobtanium. This kind of sounds familiar right?
“The Lion King was onto something with the circle of life shit”
Did you know that humans only account for .01% of the biomass on earth?The percentages of biomass on earth according to ourworldindata.org are broken into the following percentages. Plants are the top dog on earth as they account for more than 82% of biomass. Next up is small bacteria at 13%. In third place animals are only at .4%. Here is a crazy part. Livestock apparently outweighs all wild animals and birds by ten fold. Humans seem pretty small but are responsible for all that and then some.
“Did you know that humans only account for .01% of the biomass on earth?”
All of the thoughts today lead to this. Let’s picture earth as this living thriving organism. What role do humans play on it? We consume all of the earths non renewable resources without any thought or care to the consequences. It is believed that if humans were to go extinct today that the planet would thrive. Some people think that is probably bullshit but this quarantine has showed us a glimpse of how quickly earth can heal when we shut down our typical daily lives. We destroy animals, nature, pollute the air and oceans making it hard for the earth to breathe. Here is a trippy question. How can the most “superior” and “intelligent” species who only occupies .01% of the biomass cause so much destruction to something knowing if it dies they die? I mean we just seem so small, kind of like cancer or maybe a virus! So what would earth do to fight back against a virus destroying it? Hmm…