Friday, 23 September 2016

A Strange Hint of Sympathy.

Ever since I started taking these antibiotics, a thought has occurred to me. Are bacteria sentient? It’s something we don’t really know – what is and isn’t sentient. But if small insects can be aware, as they certainly seem to be if you try to capture one, why not bacteria? And if bacteria are sentient, if they're aware that they're being attacked by something trying to kill them, doesn’t that put a whole new slant on the taking of antibiotics?

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