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Human
Ethology
A study of the evolution of organic life - by Gerd Ney
2013
Foundations
Have you ever thought how it is possible to keep 100 trillion individual biological cells in our human body at bay plus 200
trillion domesticated bacteria? These 300 trillion organisms are, at the first impression, one big inseparable homogeneous
unit but this is not true: all biological cells are individuals, each equipped with its own genetic code and surprisingly appear
nevertheless well organized and structured and are able to support eating and digesting, to sleep and to walk, to work and
to play, to keep us healthy or not and to look after our career and our emotions.
If we put ourselves into the position to set up the structure of these processes like a software program, we have to
interlink to the most subtle degree the various activities in order to guide any motions utmost sensitively to achieve the
chosen aim. Mostly, however, there are not conscientiously chosen aims of activity. Our movements, our feelings our
internal and external physical organic functions seem to follow automatic reactions without our expressed will.
Still, we are functioning with or without logical influence. This we take for granted without any further thought.
The amazing survival fitness of biological cells is emphasized by the time factor. In the case of a reaction to the threat
of an accident, trillions of individual cells have to decide in no-time how to escape from the danger of a severe accident.
Their function is throughout the whole body fully different and gradually modified in order to synchronize the physical and
psychological reaction.
We know from scientific research that inter-cell communication may happen via chemical/electrical signals but this is only
an alarm and may indicate the nature of danger. There is no time to activate an alarm followed by action; it would be
already too late. Every cell has also to know what to do – and every cell has a different function to fulfil and of this all in
no-time. In relevant literature regarding chemical/electrical signals, it has not been mentioned who informs whom about
which detailed actions are to be taken.
Realistically looking, it appears impossible, following all experiences and theories, to coordinate such by numbers,
unimaginable masses of cells for all sensitive tasks in no-time. Imagine this practically: the Chinese Republik or India the
populations of which are counting each about more than one billion individuals. A synchronized action of both populations
is unthinkable forgetting the time factor completely. Our body contains 300 trillion individual organisms. This is China
or India multiplied by 300’000 times! How could such a variety and coordination- seeking challenge be mastered to
communicate with 300 trillion individuals so very effective and sensitive to the finest degree and all of this in No-time?
Compare this fact with the duty of governments or company managers which rule only a comparatively few – maybe a
handful individuals or millions: still, it is nearly an impossible task to rule through institutions (like theocracy, monarchy,
dictatorship or democracy), to be ruler or company manager for a longer or shorter period. Organic life’s individualism
doesn’t allow it – any ruler-ship is very short lived at best and quickly exhausted by peace-less upheavals, greed by rulers
or ruled ones, as we know throughout history and daily experiences.
The only answer to the question above is the general belief that inside of humans lives somewhere and somehow a god-
like spirit who makes it possible to fulfil all functions of life and to reach out for ambitious, noble or devious aims; a god-
like spirit or one’s personal very own ‘ME’ must be instrumental to be helping intuitively in emergencies and are guidance
for every day’s needs. The trillions of cells are managed efficiently accordingly, so it seems.
If this were the case, the question of the highly sensitive structure of such processes is still not answered as well as the
condition to execute such processes in No-time. Instead, the question is shifted behind a secretive curtain for nobody to
know.
In so far as we are not touching the question about the existence of God; this is independent of our discussed subject.
However, we might analyse some cultural-religious aspects: Following teachings of our religious and scientific great minds
consciousness applies only to human beings, with or without God. Animals and plants – following this human centred
self-protective message – are not included in this privilege of human being. They are something else. They appear to
live ‘automatically’ following the seasons, the rain and the Sun. This dogma serves the practical necessity as well to eat
animals and plants without confusing the morale conscience to practice cannibalism in reality.
Putting this religious and culinary based subject aside, it is undeniable that all living organisms are facing the same
problem of managing survival and solve it ultimately with the same means. They apply logic not at all (humans are
sporadic) and appear remarkably powerful in weight or size and are longer living than man (the Californian tree
Sequoiadendron reaches an age of 3 -5000 years) or live much shorter like Mayflies with a life expectancy of few hours.
Human beings applying logic only sporadically in the case of immediate danger, as well everywhere else in life, because
their survival instinct tells them rightly to avoid it. Application of logic would be too slow and confuses essential and
urgent decisions. Even the highest ranking celebrities of society follow their ‘gut feelings’ and may thereafter translate the
outcome into a logical process.