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Bryson, Bill - On microbes

Identifier

018646

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Bill  Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything

… it is a natural impulse to think of evolution as …. a never ending advance towards largeness and complexity – in a word towards us. 

We flatter ourselves. 

Most of the real diversity in evolution has been smaller scale.  If you totalled up all the biomass of the planet – every living thing, plants included – microbes would account for at least 80% of all that there is – perhaps more

The source of the experience

Bryson, Bill

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Dwarf
Gnome
Goblin

Science Items

Bacteria
Slime moulds
Viruses

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed

Commonsteps

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