Pretty interesting and yes, the whole conversation required some focus and concentration from me, but still, I liked the gist of it. I like the idea of how these teeny things fuse and branch and mesh and interconnect and just...live on and among and within. Are they the truest of all survivors?
I don’t think I’d ever read the book though, because it might be too hard for me, but I can see it being a very “Musket kind of book.” Also, lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the weblike network of stuff over our muscles. What’s it called? Had to google and oh yeah...I’m thinking of fascia! This was actually in back of mind as I was reading your link and it made me wonder if, and how, fascia is similar to fungi.
Yep, that’s what I wondered.
But the fascia over my brain is way too shrunken, knotted, and dried up these days to figure it out.
I suppose I’m a lesser human than fungi.
The truest survivors of all are bacteria. Parts of the book (I didn't mean the article) require concentration, but much of it doesn't. Mostly, it's astonishing, a real eye opener about how the world really works.
I am fascinated with Charles Darwin's 'Voyage Of The Beagle' journal.
The 5 years of world exploration he documented is priceless.
Scientific knowledge is one thing, being able to write it descriptively is a talent in itself.....
Here is a quote from the book of him describing experiencing an earthquake.
Chapter XVI (edited by me)
An earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very
emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid;
one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection
would never have created.