Gaia is the word for "unity-of-life-processes". The experiment here is to unify the various threads of voice and sense of self together into an undivided unity. Spirituality, economics, politics, science and ordinary life interleaved.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Bacterial language discoveries:

I got excited when I read this link ( then disgusted at the cheap and vulgar turn taken by the story.

Let me explain:

Bacteria converse chemically in the same way we talk using sounds. They have metabolic sensors within their own species of bacteria, but a newly discovered chemical AI-2 connects them to the bacterial internet, allowing cross-species communication with bacteria.

The application of all this?

We can develop drugs that interfere with bacterial collective conversation and censor them! For an Australiane example regarding cholera, see

And what does Gaia think about all this interference in her activities? The answer is here:

Sonar-equipped bacteria, that can detect dangerous threats to their well being by bouncing a signal of the toxin like bats do off walls. Do take that, human underlings! :-)


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