- THE BODY OF A MAN, WHETHER FROM CHINA, INDIA, ALGERIA, OR NIGERIA,
IS ONLY TEN PERCENT HUMAN, AND NINETY PERCENT MADE OF BACTERIA.
Although R. J. Ignelji’s article gives a good insight into man versus bacteria scenario, but something more important remains to be disclosed.
An adult human body is roughly calculated to be composed of 100 TRILLION CELLS, but out of this number, 90 TRILLIONS are bacterial cells. The human cell count is just 10 TRILLION only. Thus, in total, a man is nothing more than a bundle of bacteria. The only difference is that the human cells are somewhat bigger in size ( volume ) and the bacterial cells are much smaller. That is why, our overall looks appear human. But in reality, no man in this mortal world can boast of belonging to a higher caste or superior family. This is because bacteria come under the lowest caste of the plant kingdom. The Almighty God has kept hidden so many secrets in the human body that even after tremendous advancements in every field of science, research on human body is incomplete.
Why Almighty God has gifted the human body with more than 90 per cent full volume of bacteria ? The answer lies here : When a man dies, his body starts undergoing decomposition immediately, and within hours foul smell starts emanating. This is all due to the gift of bacteria, who have been deputed to undertake the last rites of the man without asking. On the other hand, when a small plant or a large tree dies and falls down, it never starts giving foul smell. This is because unlike human or animal body, the body of a plant or a tree is devoid of the divine gift of bacteria ? Hence the proteins, carbohydrates, etc. of the plant body do not start decomposing to produce foul smelling gases, etc. Imagine ! had the nature embedded bacteria into the body of trees, etc., also, then the precious houses and offices of the man would have been completely bereft of wooden doors, windows, tables, chairs, etc. These would all have decomposed with unbearable foul smell. Great are the ways of God.
(Posted on March 11, 2007, 12:31 am G. S. JOHAR)