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Similarity of this Culture and Bacteria – part 1/3

Tn previous articles I’ve found certain similar aspects between our culture – the way that we as an organism have structured our culture and society to cancer, but this time I want to think about something different.

Is there something similar about us and bacteria?

I don’t mean this in a kind of toxic way. It isn’t to say that we are not necessary, dirty, or that we should be eradicated. I’m thinking about this from biological sense.

When you see bacteria split the bacteria split, and split again, from two to four, then to eight, exponentially, that bacteria becomes a colony.

There is a culture of bacteria in the colony.

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Bacteria grow and divide, then they grow and device again. they feed of the Nutrients of their environment, and they divide again. And unless there is some cannibalistic types of bacteria that I am not aware of right now, in order for the bacteria to continue growing, they will not eat each. number one will not eat number two, otherwise they will never be a number two. bacteria that behave this way would never create a colony.

That is that, bacteria don’t consider another homogeneous type of bacteria as a nutrient to feed off in the Petrie dish. they may however feed off of the bacteria heterogeneous types of bacteria in the Petrie dish because they’re fighting for territory, for their colony.


That’s what we do, no?

we grow, we become one and two, and have families, and have children and offspring, and biologically cats to this too, dog do this, flies do this, every kind of animal that lives as not one single entity – does this.

Now obviously we aren’t bacteria. however there is something about this and the lack of death and killing in our culture that is similar to bacteria.

One pack of Wolves will fight another pack of Wolves for territory, so that they may feed of the nutrients in the ecosystem. the pack of Wolves will not feed off their own colony, the members of that pack of wolves, because otherwise they would not be a pack of wolves.

Packs of wolves full fight to protect that territory because that territory is technically their Petrie dish. However once the pack of wolves comes to a size or capacity that cannot be maintained by its own interhent internal organisational structure, one pack of walls may divide, may fragment.

The Alpha may fall in love with an omega and splinter off to create their own pack of Wolves. now, one packs of wolves have become two packs of wolves. they will fight after they have been significantly differentiated in their culture

Two packs of Wolves, will fight after they have been significantly differentiated from one another, in their culture.

This also makes me think about how we differentiate each other. the idea of race comes into play here. How do bacteria differentiate themselves each other in order to or not to attack another bacteria in the Petrie dish?

If differentiation is required for the second pack of wolves, to be a tactical opponent or open to attack now from the first, then time also in play here.


Culture only changes in time.

So maybe the bacteria don’t kill each other because they divide so fast, and these types of changes are less visible when you’re constantly inundated with them. Similar to the frog in the boiling water scenario that we are all acquainted with. the change happens so slowly for the frog it just sits there and boils, so maybe bacteria, because the changes the observe or the lack of changes in the number of multiple divisions, makes them blind or more sensitive, relatively speaking