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Posted by Spratley on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 19:37:30 :
In Reply to: Re: Is the universe one organism? posted by ELDRAS on Monday, December 02, 2002 at 21:27:47 :
: from eldras;
: good point. I stand corrected. you see what i'm driving at...Is it sentient? how does one talk to it? Can ione take it over?
: Ta Salutant!
Is a flagellate sentient? It can respond to stimuli, but is it sentient? Is it an organism?
When a forest catches fire, does it not scab over? Does it not heal with delicate, diaphanous regrowth? When a million gallons of crude oil fall into the sea, does it not recoil? When a star explodes, do the nearby stars not quiver is response to the stimuli?
Don't be so quick to let the "organism" label slide.
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