What Counts as Seeing

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A really fun and engaging read from Orion: https://orionmagazine.org/article/ed-yong-alice-wong-interview/

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  1. We are definitely on the same wavelength😊. I heard a fun interview with Ed Yong about his book, An Immense World, not long ago. I was about to see if my library has it. This interview resonates with an article from Aeon, “The Body Is Not a Machine: Modern biomedicine sees the body as a closed mechanistic system. But illness shows us to be permeable, ecological beings” by Nitin K Ahujais (an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania). https://aeon.co/essays/how-ecological-thinking-fills-the-gaps-in-biomedicine?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=077b4c65a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_11_08_05_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-077b4c65a3-71844100. Dr. Ahujais challenges a mechanistic view of the body. He mentions the importance of the microbiome, a topic Yong explores in his first book, I Contain Multitudes. Hopeful ideas for the future. Seeing humans as part of a diverse whole instead of disconnected mechanistic individuals is critical. New paradigms are so essential for preserving life on the planet. This counts as a Joy Alert!

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