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If people go to heaven does their microbiome go with them?
Ramy Aziz, Merry, and Elio already provided some imagined responses.
An answer from Rome: Only microbes that don't engage in immoral horizontal gene transfer or illegitimate recombination.
A moralist’s answer: Each microbe will be judged by her actions. Did she produce more energy than waste products?
A Jewish answer: Why not?
A Protestant answer: Depends on their denomination.
A Hindu answer: Better sequence the microbiome's genomes in order to detect changes upon reincarnation.
A Taoist answer: Host and microbiome are equal in the eyes of the Tao. The ten thousand things are all manifestations of the Tao.
A Pantheist answer: Only pangenomes get in.
The Microbiota's answer: Aren't we there already?
The Microbiota respond..we were wondering if the humans came with us!
Posted by: Ruth A. Gyure | April 01, 2011 at 04:58 PM