Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Self healing cement, cracks, bacteria, humans…

forest-treePhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-10-30]: Scientists discovered the self-healing cement: small bacteria residing in hypnosis inside the material, are activated with water (pouring through micro cracks in the cement body) and generate limestone [source: BBC News]. Nature has many mechanisms to self-heal and it is good that humans have started learning they exist. We just now have to make sure we are the cement and not the cracks… Bacteria in their humility have many ways to help maintain harmony in the cosmos. What can we do to achieve the same?

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