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    We know that single cellural plants and animals can and do sometimes form into multi-cellular organisms such as, for example, the slime mold organism. Also, there are multi-cellular organisms that form colonies, forming sort of super-organisms, like the jellyfish.

    Are we humans exempt from any of these processes? For example, we evolved as hunting-gathering group organisms or societies and then evolved socially into huge social organisms held together by the bonding power of big language-created religious systems.

    But are they really organisms or is this just an illusion? Perhaps we should not think of them totally in biological terms but possibly as a distintly human form of biological organism. If this is the case, we should consider the possiblity of applying to human destiny some of the other characteristics of biological organisms.

    For example, we know that many multi-cellular organisms, i.e., animals, tend to mulitply until they over-crowd their environment. Then, a population crash occurs.

    Wouldn't that possibly explain what is now happening and why we are struggling with an uphill battle against the growing environmental problem and the desperate search for enough mineral and other resources?

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    I think that human civilization can only be considered an 'organism' in a metaphorical sense.


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