Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Philosophy Wire: Viruses, phytoplankton, clouds.

Microscopic plant-like organisms called phytoplankton support the diversity of life in the ocean. Scientists now report that one species, Emiliania huxleyi, and a virus closely associated with it, might be responsible for changes in cloud properties as well. When infected, E. huxleyi releases its chalky shell into the air, where it acts as an aerosol reflecting sunlight and even affecting cloud creation and movement. [1] [2]

Small creatures. Ruling the skies.
That was always the case.
What is big to be ruled by the small.

Listening to ‘powerless’ monks.
Following a man crucified to death.

That was always the case.
Earthly creatures. Ruling the skies.
A small worm crawling.
All the gods watching…

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