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The earth is an organism (1), this planet is the basis for life itself and most matter is inanimated. Nature, in theory, is divided in animated and inanimate. The inanimate part of nature is dependant on the inanimate part. Electrolytes (2) are present in the human, and animal, bodies. The balance of electrolytes in the body is essentially for the normal function of the cells and organs.

The electrolytes in the human body are: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Bicarbonate, Phosphate, Sulfate.

The electrolytes are minerals and as such a prove to the statement before. Life depends on minerals!

One of the definitions of an organism is, that an organism is a self-organizing system. According to this definition planet earth is an organism.

And as such it should be treated.

Like every other organism, earth is susceptible to disturbances and can get sick. One of the symptoms of a serious disease could be a changing climate.

Nature is a self regulatory system. Every plant, every animal has a natural enemy. Thus the balance is maintained.

Only human beings, and their domesticated animals, do not have such enemies. As it turns out, human beings have become the worst enemy of nature. Just like a over dose of electrolytes may be harmful to health, the over population hand in hand with our believe in a unlimited economic growth might prove unhealthy to the organism earth.

Human beings have to learn to be just a part of the system life on earth. Human beings have go serve the well being of the system. Every square meter more for humanity means one square meter less for nature.

Human beings can’t destroy nature, but nature can flip to a new page. This is called evolution. Creationists are debunked by the Climate Change. If the creationists were right the world would be in stable for eternity and the climate couldn’t change. All prove of Geo-history shows that not to be true. The world is constantly changing.

The Climate Change is sign that the house we lived in is readjusting itself. Whether we will find a new and adequate room has to be seen. Nonetheless it is our responsibility to develop a worst-case scenario and to build rescue boats for an uncertain future.

No one can tell the future, but as much as it can be good it just might be bad. To get prepared now is imperative! Just as it is imperative to live a healthy. Listen to your doctor, who recommends to stop smoking, to work out, eat healthy food with sufficient minerals and vitamins. You don’t do it, don’t be surprised if you will get sick in the long run.

What is the difference for nature? Human beings have to behave healthy in order to keep nature in a healthy balance.


Further reading: 

(1) Organism

(2) Electrolytes

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  1. Morskie Ryb

    Dr. Max Nadel, It seems even a pro like me can still learn a couple of issues from you. Thank you for one’s entry.

    p.s. for a second i thought the title is Earth Orgasm 🙂

    • Admin (Max)

      Dear Morskie Ryb,
      thank you for your kind words.
      I wish it were Orgasm Earth. We would live in the best of all worlds.
      Let’s work to make this imperfect world better.
      All the best,

  2. Beanie Babies

    I couldn’t resist commenting. 🙂

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