Are we really human?
One of my favorite podcasts, Expanding Mind latest episode interviews Dr. Neil Theise, stem cell specialist and complexity researcher.
At 11:40 on the podcast, Dr. Theise estimates people have approx 4 Trillion human cells each. But we have ten to a hundred times more foreign bacteria cells on our skin and inside our digestive tract.
So, if the least part of us is human cells, outnumbered by foreign cells to a vast degree, then are we really as “human” as we think we are?
What the hell are we?