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originally posted by: nOraKat
I don't really understand the technicalities of it, but I hear cancer cells are just that because they in a sense have become selfish, with no regard for the whole organism. Of course, if cells do not work with the entirety of the organism, it cannot exist without doing it harm.
Fortunately for healthy organisms, which have cells which work as a symbiotic whole, there is a system for expelling such uncooperative cells. Unfortunately for unhealthy organisms, it cannot expel such cells and the selfish cells multiply and take over, eventually killing the entire organism.
originally posted by: thishereguy
a reply to: SystemResistor
yes, the earth is a living organism and we are the cancer that inhabit it.
"Cyanobacteria were therefore responsible for one of the most significant extinction events in Earth's history. Additionally, the free oxygen reacted with atmospheric methane, a greenhouse gas, greatly reducing its concentration and triggering the Huronian glaciation, possibly the longest snowball Earth episode in the Earth's history. "
originally posted by: deadeyedick
I went down that road of understanding then realized that the more we know about our surroundings the more we will corrupt our surroundings. It is in fact the very reason that truth is kept from us. In all my searching though i have not found her to be a female. I mean florida has some explaining to do. I like salvador dolly's representations.