Nature is ready to reject Humanity as a cancerous foreign body!

Opinion from the Internet about Humanity’s responsibility for the Coronavirus:

“Are you suggesting that human immorality caused the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s anthropocentric. The agent of the pandemic is the virus, not anything else. It’s not reacting to human behavior, it’s taking its opportunity to reproduce itself. It’s evolution in progress, to the benefit of the virus.”

I don’t think that suggesting that the pandemic is a reaction from Nature’s system which was caused by the increasingly harmful Human activity is so far-fetched.

As many describe, we live in an age called Anthropocene.

This means that one species of Nature’s parts, elements have gained such an overall negative influence in Nature’s closed, fully integrated, and interdependent system that is now threatening the balance, homeostasis, and survival of the whole system.

While the whole Natural system — including all the levels of inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels — instinctively integrates into the system and never threatens the overall balance and homeostasis that sustains, nurtures life and optimal development, Humanity has increasingly become like destructive cancer in the system.

Human history is the chronicle of the constantly, exponentially growing, self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative Human ego. Contrary to other elements, parts of Nature we feel as standalone, unique, individualistic creatures, completely disconnected from Nature’s instinctive integration, “Mutual Guarantee”.

Our present modern Human society has crossed the threshold where we now become directly threatening to the whole biosphere, initiating such self-destructive processes that might be irreversible like triggering a nuclear bomb without any choice of revoking it.

Understandably Nature — a system that is finely balanced and is dynamically responding to any, especially negative influences — is preparing to protect itself from the Human disease, being ready to reject us as a foreign body.

We can dismiss the pandemic as a “conscious” reaction from Nature. We can seemingly find a cure, vaccine in order to blindly, stubbornly return to the usual overconsuming, ruthlessly competitive lifestyle, but with that, we will draw even stronger, more punishing blows on us from Nature.

It is our choice whether we take this into consideration and as a result, we start a conscious, methodical self-correction, a scientific method of adapting Humanity to Nature’s integral system. Or we can wait for the inevitably coming, increasingly more serious crisis situations, natural disasters, societal breakdown, and wars, so we accept the need for change as a result of intolerable suffering.

I hope we are wise enough to go with the first choice…

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.