As we are relying more and more on antibiotics, modern medical marvels, IMHO…we humans, the hairless apes who are now dominating this Blue Planet….are living on an “artificial life support system”.
This might sound shocking to you, but many experts agree this is the TRUTH.
Look around us……observe closely those “inferior” creatures who are around us – starting from the domesticated animals to the creatures of the wild.
Let’s say, bird flu or a dangerous strain of the ebola virus hits us.
WHO DO YOU THINK HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING?
The so-called “inferior” animals, through millions of years, developed a robust immune system…..they have been through hundreds of such bacterial & viral outbreaks…..the weakest have died in the beginning….much the stronger ones have survived.
Now, they are much equipped to fight off a pandemic like the Bird Flu. Sure, millions would die. But the majority will survive.
But, I don’t think humans have much chance.
Man of today, though much advanced in his “cranial capacity” is, from a biological point of view, a much poorer specimen than the Man of, say, 10,000 years back.
I think, the viruses & bacteria, under attack from our antibiotics & modern medical armament, are constantly mutating….more & more DEADLIER versions are coming up…and they will win……EVENTUALLY.
Let me turn around that famous quote “Life will find a way” from Jurassic Park, and reframe it in this way…..
“ The Microbes will find a Way”
Here’s a few facts:
Man has been around for some 2 million years.
Scorpions are thriving for 425–450 million years…
Spiders have been around for 400 million years…
Turning to more aesthetic creatures, the true cats were there 30 million years ago…