APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

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APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:06 am

Image Human as Spaceship

Explanation: You are a spaceship soaring through the universe. So is your dog. We all carry with us trillions of microorganisms as we go through life. These multitudes of bacteria, fungi, and archaea have different DNA than you. Collectively called your microbiome, your shipmates outnumber your own cells. Your crew members form communities, help digest food, engage in battles against intruders, and sometimes commute on a liquid superhighway from one end of your body to the other. Much of what your microbiome does, however, remains unknown. You are the captain, but being nice to your crew may allow you to explore more of your local cosmos.

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by heehaw » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:31 am

So much more complicated and fascinating, the world within, compared with the rather pitifully simple universe without, with only its pathetic crater-covered rocks and hot balls of radiating gas!

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:03 am

Just what I need; a reminder that I'm made of a bunch of icky stuff! :mrgreen:

And Ya! I don't want to leave my dog behind! :puppy:
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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by neufer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:44 am

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by Tragic Astronomy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:03 pm

The beautiful lull
The dangerous tug
We get to feel small
From high up above

And after a glimpse
Over the top
The resta the world
Becomes a gift shop

The pendulum swings
For the horse like a man
Out over the rim
Is ice cream to him

The beautiful lull
The dangerous tug
We get to feel small
But not outta place at all

We're forced to bed
But we're free to dream
All us humans extras
All us herded beings

And after a glimpse
Over the top
The resta the world
Becomes a gift shop

You did the best that you could do
You were a great crew
Who tried to nurture and preserve your faith in you
And with the bureau chiefs and the shrugging spies
You could stay but why?

You see a light and then another
And everything you fought for naught is uncovered
You're not a fighter, you're a lover
You got no business in here, brother
So stay, stay

Makeshift we are
Occurring to each other under the setups of the stars
Makeshift we are
We imagine us here and here we are
Makeshift we are
Through half-squinted eyes becoming a mirage
Makeshift we are
We are, we are

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by zendae1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 pm

^^^Nice^^^

I've done a lot of reading on this subject for a long time. And I just want to say that - no, we are not the captain of our ship; we are a passenger.
There may be no captain at all, but if someone needs to name a captain, it just may be our gut bacteria. Gut, as in esophagus to colon.

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by zendae1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:59 pm

Addendum:
There are Romulans, Cardassians, Klingons, and occasionally Borg there too.

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by neufer » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:16 pm


zendae1 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 pm

I've done a lot of reading on this subject for a long time. And I just want to say that - no, we are not the captain of our ship; we are a passenger.

There may be no captain at all, but if someone needs to name a captain, it just may be our gut bacteria. Gut, as in esophagus to colon.
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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by Buzzito » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:53 pm

zendae1 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 pm
^^^Nice^^^

I've done a lot of reading on this subject for a long time. And I just want to say that - no, we are not the captain of our ship; we are a passenger.
There may be no captain at all, but if someone needs to name a captain, it just may be our gut bacteria. Gut, as in esophagus to colon.
So well said!

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by khh » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:20 pm

zendae1 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 pm
^^^Nice^^^

I've done a lot of reading on this subject for a long time. And I just want to say that - no, we are not the captain of our ship; we are a passenger.
There may be no captain at all, but if someone needs to name a captain, it just may be our gut bacteria. Gut, as in esophagus to colon.
Now there's a germ of an idea.

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Re: APOD: Human as Spaceship (2019 Aug 18)

Post by Astronymus » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:09 pm

Soon to be detroyed by some pesky apes.
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