The Human Superorganism

The Human Superorganism

Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans.

Author: Rodney Dietert, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101983911

Category: Science

Page: 352

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"Eyeopening... Fascinating... may presage a paradigm shift in medicine.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Teeming with information and big ideas... Outstanding.” —Booklist (starred review) The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. The Human Superorganism makes a sweeping, paradigm-shifting argument. It demolishes two fundamental beliefs that have blinkered all medical thinking until very recently: 1) Humans are better off as pure organisms free of foreign microbes; and 2) the human genome is the key to future medical advances. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been there for centuries supporting our ancestors. They comprise as much as 90 percent of the cells in and on our bodies—a staggering percentage! More than a thousand species of them live inside us, on our skin, and on our very eyelashes. Yet we have now significantly reduced their power and in doing so have sparked an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases—which now account for 63 percent of all human deaths. Ultimately, this book is not just about microbes; it is about a different way to view humans. The story that Dietert tells of where the new biology comes from, how it works, and the ways in which it affects your life is fascinating, authoritative, and revolutionary. Dietert identifies foods that best serve you, the superorganism; not new fad foods but ancient foods that have made sense for millennia. He explains protective measures against unsafe chemicals and drugs. He offers an empowering self-care guide and the blueprint for a revolution in public health. We are not what we have been taught. Each of us is a superorganism. The best path to a healthy life is through recognizing that profound truth.
Categories: Science

Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

This book examines why humans have big brains and how brains are associated with complex society and behavior in other animals.

Author: Niccolo Leo Caldararo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498540889

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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This book examines why humans have big brains and how brains are associated with complex society and behavior in other animals. It compares brain evolution in social animals and examines the evolution of the human brain in social and historical contexts.
Categories: Psychology

I Superorganism

I  Superorganism

This book will make you think again about your relationship with your body, your habits – even your sense of who and what you are – as it reveals what it means to be a 21st century superorganism.

Author: Jon Turney

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848318236

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Every human body carries a secret cargo: a huge population of microorganisms living in the mouth, on the skin, in the gut. They help digest our food. They make essential vitamins. They break down toxins and metabolise drugs. They exert an invisible influence on our hormones, our immune systems, perhaps even our brains. This is the human microbiome – a living, shifting system of previously unimagined importance and complexity. In this first book-length account of this new realm of human biology, award-winning science writer Jon Turney explores the microbiome in detail, charting its birth and development, investigating how it works, and assessing its many implications for our health, including its potential to shed new light on conditions such as bowel diseases, cancer, allergies and asthma. He considers the potential impacts of our modern disinfectant and antibiotic obsessions, and ponders a future of designer microbiomes and mood-altering probiotics. This book will make you think again about your relationship with your body, your habits – even your sense of who and what you are – as it reveals what it means to be a 21st century superorganism.
Categories: Science

From Piltdown Man to Point Omega

From Piltdown Man to Point Omega

It is the convergence of mankind into a ' sort of super - organism . . . trying to ,
establish itself beyond the individual with its own super - consciousness , the
noosphere . Teilhard maintains that human collectivization is the same biological
 ...

Author: Noel Roberts

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060605337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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From Piltdown Man to Point Omega is a fresh, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and incisive analysis of the evolutionary theory of the French Jesuit priest and scientist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The book enables the reader to access the thought of this enigmatic figure.
Categories: Philosophy

Inside the Living Cell

Inside the Living Cell

The knowledge and the symbolisms in which it is expressed and the ways of
thinking and acting to which these give rise , give human societies their peculiar
character . The society becomes in fact a superorganism , because the individual
 ...

Author: John Alfred Valentine Butler

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000030299412

Category: Cells

Page: 174

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Categories: Cells

The Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome

This volume explores some of the science on the human microbiome and considers the ethical, legal, and social concerns that are raised by this research.

Author: Rosamond Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199829415

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 822

Human microbiome research has revealed that legions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on our skin and within the cavities of our bodies. New knowledge from these recent studies shows that humans are superorganisms and that the microbiome is indispensible to our lives and our health. This volume explores some of the science on the human microbiome and considers the ethical, legal, and social concerns that are raised by this research.
Categories: Medical

Teilhard de Chardin

Teilhard de Chardin

It means , then , as Teilhard sees it , the human superorganism which will one
day come into being , after the " second point of reflection " . In yet a third sense ,
the word stands for God , the pre - existing Centre of this superorganism . Finally ,
it ...

Author: Olivier A. Rabut

Publisher: New York, Sheed and Ward

ISBN: UOM:39015051131160

Category: Religion and science

Page: 247

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Categories: Religion and science

The Diliman Review

The Diliman Review

All the evolutionary elan will culminate in one single free and conscious act of ex
- centration ( adoration ) where the human super - organism will ex - centrate
itself , leaving its organo - planetary foothold , to re - centrate itself in the Supreme
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131075652

Category:

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Metaman the Merging of Humans and Machines Into a Global Superorganism

Metaman   the Merging of Humans and Machines Into a Global Superorganism

present , researchers are still struggling to develop computers that can perform
such tasks as recognizing simple objects , * understanding human language , or
exhibiting “ common sense . ” These general talents , which most of us take for ...

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 038525380X

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 320

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Categories: Civilization, Modern

The Futurist

The Futurist

BOOK REVIEW TERESA HANSEN By Graham T . T . Molitor Rewards and Risks
Of Redesigning Ourselves Rede Ding HUMANS als Benettoters Rapidly
advancing tech The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global
Superorganism ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068949679

Category: Business forecasting

Page:

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Categories: Business forecasting

Family Life

Family Life

Problems of genetics and of evolu- In the society of those days , “ our tion are
closely associated with the human superorganism , co - operation existence of
isolated groups and the will be as total as in the ant state . ” movement of such
groups ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510013695059

Category: Families

Page:

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Categories: Families

Notes from the Holocene

Notes from the Holocene

The mass dependence on energy of the human superorganism will not permit the
six - plusbillion of us in the Holocene to survive on oil , coal , and gas alone . In a
striking analogy , Lovelock compares our situation to that of a transatlantic jet ...

Author: Dorion Sagan

Publisher: Sciencewriters Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073965876

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 510

Operating on the precept that the universe is far weirder than we might imagine, Dorion Sagan - son of scientists Carl Sagan and Lynn Margulis - uses his knowledge of philosophy, science, sleight-of-hand magic, and the writings of Philip K. Dick to explore some of the deepest questions we face on Earth. He provides fresh insights as to why we are here, the nature of technology, the prognosis for humanity, the living nature of our planet, and a reasoned explanation to why our universe is probably just one of an infinite number.
Categories: Science

Earth Rising

Earth Rising

As we have seen , scientists and philosophers have argued vociferously among
themselves about the literal reality of many forms of the superorganism .
Clements ' theory is decidedly passé as straight science ; but descendants of it ,
in the ...

Author: David Oates

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015328696

Category: Science

Page: 255

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An exploration of the ways in which the science of ecology has provided a basis for a contemporary worldview that combines an intuitive sense of wholeness with the validation of scientific truth.
Categories: Science

The Philosophy of Evolution in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin

The Philosophy of Evolution in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin

Further , as Teilhard sees it , the human superorganism is to be elaborated within
the terrestrial or temporal phase of future evolution . In conclusion to his chapter
on ' The Collective Issue ' , which we have summarised above , he writes : “ This ...

Author: Jan Feys

Publisher: Calcutta : Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay

ISBN: UOM:39015058441406

Category: Human evolution

Page: 276

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Categories: Human evolution

Philosophical Anthropology

Philosophical Anthropology

But he admits that the souls ( or the human beings - Teilhard is not too clear
about this point ) converge around a pre - existing ... However , he insists
repeatedly that within this superorganism each human being keeps his identity ,
his self ...

Author: Joseph F. Donceel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4421043

Category: Philosophical anthropology

Page: 496

View: 801

First and 2d ed. published under title: Philosophical psychology. Includes bibliographies.
Categories: Philosophical anthropology

The Global Brain

The Global Brain

The Awakening Earth in a New Century Peter Russell. diverse and specialized ,
made up of thousands of different types , each able to make his or her own
particular contribution to the whole . Third , a human social super - organism
would not ...

Author: Peter Russell

Publisher: Floris Books - Floris Books

ISBN: CHI:80788885

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 839

Peter Russell, an acclaimed author and speaker, weaves-together modern technology and ancient mysticism to present a startling vision of the world to come, where humanity is a fully conscious superorganism in an awakening universe. The human potential movement, he shows, is growing fast and influencing business, politics and medicine.
Categories: Science

Nicaraguan Perspectives

Nicaraguan Perspectives

This union of humanity will finally form a super - organism composed of
conscious organisms in the way organisms are ... The human individual will not
lose his individuality in this superorganism , just as cells do not lose theirs in the
organism ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172148213015

Category: Latin America

Page:

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Categories: Latin America

The Super Organism Sentinel of Addiction

The Super Organism  Sentinel of Addiction

Individual characters in a distant future, offer us a series of memoirs emerging as an all-powerful extraterrestrial life form discovers that it has been imprisoned by God in human form as part of a supernatural rehabilitation program.

Author: M. Makhijani

Publisher: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 836

Individual characters in a distant future, offer us a series of memoirs emerging as an all-powerful extraterrestrial life form discovers that it has been imprisoned by God in human form as part of a supernatural rehabilitation program.
Categories: Fiction

Superorganism

Superorganism

"The subjects of this book are images of nature, the impact of science on art, and the attempt to understand man's role towards the environment.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 8363820547

Category: Art and science

Page: 266

View: 742

"The subjects of this book are images of nature, the impact of science on art, and the attempt to understand man's role towards the environment. The title's metaphor of the superorganism is an allusion to the expansiveness of mankind, which has brought about civilizational progress, but also Earth's degradation. The attitudes that we encounter in avant-garde art comprise an intriguing mosaic of human fascinations, anxieties, reflections and effects that we experience in relation to nature and which, due to their universality and the enduring character of the experience remain invariably topical."-page [4] of cover.
Categories: Art and science

Pamphlets on Biology

Pamphlets on Biology

SOCIAL COORDINATION AND THE SUPERORGANISM 209 illogical forces and
emotional activities . Even though we understand phases of human society , our
knowledge may not have a great deal of influence upon the evolution of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3071051

Category:

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