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Robert Murray

Most of the really interesting distributions happen by bacterial intent in the small intestine and long before the stragglers are cast into the pit of the colon for eventual compaction, one might hope, into the disposable turd. The churning must be somewhat distressing to the ones that still wish to find and hang onto an epithelial cell or, when exhausted, rest in the appendix if not hang onto a nearby piece of vegetable remains. Some may be irritating enough (given attachment) to obey signals from on high and try to get rid of everyone of the crowd -- a pat solution. It may be hard for more than a few to find their true position in colonic life.

Elio replies:
A lovely explanation of what really may be going on, intraturdically speaking. We are barely aware of the miracles happening therein.

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