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Gigantic New SuperOrganism with 'Social Intelligence' is Devouring the Titanic

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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In 2000, Roy Cullimore, a microbial ecologist and Charles Pellegrino, scientist and author of Ghosts of the Titanic discovered that the Titanic --which sank in the Atlantic Ocean 97 years ago -- was being devoured by a monster microbial industrial complex of extremophiles as alien we might expect to find on Jupiter's ocean-bound Europa. What they discovered is the largest, strangest cooperative microorganism on Earth.

Scientists believe that this strange super-organism is using a common microbial language that could be either chemical or electrical -a phenomenon called "quorum sensing" by which whole communities "sense" each other's presence and activities aiding and abetting the organization, cooperation, and growth.





Further observations were made on the deterioration of the bow and stern sections of Titanic. From these observations it appears that the stern section of the ship is deteriorating at a faster rate than the bow section, and has been calculated to be about 40 yrs ahead of the forward section. This was determined due to the state of the steel at the stern, which was severely embrittled and distorted, providing better "habitat" for rusticle formation. Also, because food was stored on Titanic primarily in the stern section of the ship, it supplied the initial nutrients for rusticle growth. Lastly, surfaces within the hull that had been torn apart served as a staging ground for rusticle growth.


I had to share this because, well, it is interesting that the Titanic is being eaten.


I find it quite amusing that after all this time of humans ego thinking that we were the only ones to have any sort of intelligence in the world is slowly being picked away, piece by piece, to realize that everything big and small is intelligent.

There is no such thing as "primitive" life, we are all as evolved as one another, we are all here and our gene pools are obviously doing something right. No life should be considered insignificant.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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Agreed. Well at least every organism with neurons.
Dostoevsky wrote "if childbirth is a miracle, then every fly is a miracle as well"
-The Brothers Karamazov



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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Fascinating!! 30 ft rustcicles, wow! 40 year growth difference huh, and it seems that human food helped contribute to that. "Quorum Sensing" sounds interesting too. maybe we can train some of these super organisms to devour other things such as the plastic island(s). I read where something similar is happening in our landfills. A new type of microbe was found that exclusively feeds on plastics, and it seems these microbes came into existence solely for this purpose. It's like nature's own bio-nano-tehnology.

Nice find,
spec



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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By far the most fantastic and original post I've read today.
Love learning new stuff about this planet

S&F my friend
...and thanks!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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No matter what we create, if it interferes with nature, nature will find a way to undo what we have done. Nature does not deal with things in linear predictable ways, it's a dynamic ever evolving beast of creation!.. And because of that I bow down in respect to it's almightiness.

Don't quake on me!


-Regards



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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I agree buddy, truth is much stranger than fiction.

www.physorg.com...

Check out these fungi who are radiation eating.


No matter what we do the earth will counterbalance it, not that I think we should take advantage of that, we should always have respect for the mother that provides us with sustenance.

It's funny, we talk about putting dogs down because the bite the hand that feeds them, if the earth survived liked that we would have never made it this far. We have never taken care of anything, we have only taken advantage of.

Pred...
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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This is pretty freakin cool.

Another example of how nature can incorporate and overcome anything we can throw at it.

Oh and i had to look this up.

Wikipedia


Quorum sensing-
is a type of decision-making process used by decentralized groups to coordinate behavior. Many species of bacteria use quorum sensing to coordinate their gene expression according to the local density of their population. In similar fashion, some social insects use quorum sensing to make collective decisions about where to nest. In addition to its function in biological systems, quorum sensing has several useful applications for computing and robotics.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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This reminds me of an episode of "the Avengers" where a microbe was developed that could eat entire wooden structures in seconds.

Perhaps a revolution by these little beasties will render all metallic structures condemned, all electronics useless, and all mines fallow.

But, I'm probably getting ahead of myself.

Perhaps we will be reduced to carving our knowledge into rocks and painting it onto cave walls.

Since it came during the time of the whirlpools in the Atlantic, we can signify the time period by using swirls/spirals...

Anyone see what I'm getting at?



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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EXCELLENT find.

I can hardly wait until this hungry "community" finds all our military arsenals.


S&F&



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Maybe their home is in the bermuda triangle and that were all those missing planes and ships went, they were eaten!!


Pred...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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...but - seems to me super-organisms are appearing all over the place now. Like the ant colonies that run under 3-4 countries, and biofilms, and more....

Looks like a real biological trend to oneness? ...Even the human species is described as a super-organism - a description I support.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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OOopps.

The above post / sentence doesn't read right. Should say individuals of the human species are considered super-organisms.

(Too late to edit.)



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by soficrow
OOopps.

The above post / sentence doesn't read right. Should say individuals of the human species are considered super-organisms.

(Too late to edit.)



I think that the whole human race is a super organism, as well as certain individuals are making up components of the super organism.. It is hard for us to see that as we are involved and not looking "in" on it, but, yes I completely agree.

I think that about everything though, I think the earth is an organism, making up a bigger organism that is the solar system, making up a bigger organism that is the galaxy.... Really, where does it end?


Pred...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by Tharsis
This reminds me of an episode of "the Avengers" where a microbe was developed that could eat entire wooden structures in seconds.

Perhaps a revolution by these little beasties will render all metallic structures condemned, all electronics useless, and all mines fallow.

But, I'm probably getting ahead of myself.

Perhaps we will be reduced to carving our knowledge into rocks and painting it onto cave walls.

Since it came during the time of the whirlpools in the Atlantic, we can signify the time period by using swirls/spirals...

Anyone see what I'm getting at?


Interesting point... you could be on to something.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Star and a Flag, I like the idea of the Quarum mind it is evident even in plants.
I did the experiment.
Not sure how to link you tube vids but this is my findings.
www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Here you go. Looks like it's still being processed though.


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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by warbird03

Originally posted by Tharsis
This reminds me of an episode of "the Avengers" where a microbe was developed that could eat entire wooden structures in seconds.

Perhaps a revolution by these little beasties will render all metallic structures condemned, all electronics useless, and all mines fallow.

But, I'm probably getting ahead of myself.

Perhaps we will be reduced to carving our knowledge into rocks and painting it onto cave walls.

Since it came during the time of the whirlpools in the Atlantic, we can signify the time period by using swirls/spirals...

Anyone see what I'm getting at?


Interesting point... you could be on to something.


Sure but how would people with rocks as their main tools get to see whirlpools in the Atlantic? A little far out for primitive means, but possible I guess.

An interesting idea though, I do admit.


Pred...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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We already know about the whirlpools today. If this were to escalate into a scenario where all our technology was destroyed, we wouldn't suddenly forget where it came from.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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They said not even God could sink it.
Well they were wrong, and now He is eating it too



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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