Wasting away on a full stomach.

There are some things humans do better than bacteria.  We, generally, are better at writing novels and constructing screenplays. That said some individuals are only marginally better at communicating their needs to others.  Some bacteria communicate quite effectively chemically, while some people may not have such a record for clarity.

There is one area bacteria, such as E. coli and Bacillus subtilis, indisputably have us beat and that is in metabolism.  These organisms can take a few simple salts, a carbon source (sugar), and just a few trace metals on the glass wear and readily grow.  You or I … not so much.  Though I’m sure if you carbonate that mixture and ad caffeine it would probably make a simply disgusting energy drink Continue reading