Fascination with Facts

May 26, 2009 at 1:47 am Leave a comment

I am reading Breaking the Spell, by Daniel C. Dennett.  I’m about half way through the book and it has been a good read so far.  Dennett is a philosopher.  The philosophy of science is one of his specialties.   The book deals with the origins of religion as a natural phenomenon.

I wanted to take a moment to share a fact that came up early in the book that I find especially fascinating.  Dennett quotes some research, stating, “Your body is composed of perhaps a hundred trillion cells, and nine out of ten of them are not human cells!”  p. 86.

The research he quotes is from Hooper, Lora V., Lynn Bry, Per G. Falk, and Jeffrey I. Gordon, 1998, “Host-Microbial Symbiosis in the Mammalian Intestine: Exploring an Internal Ecosystem.”  Bio Essays, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 336-43.

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