13.8 billion years ago, the universe was born after a singularity big bang. After the birth, the universe did not stop idle, but expanded rapidly. In the process of expansion, various substances continue to appear, and these substances continue to form stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Under the action of gravity, the celestial bodies form galaxies of different sizes.
I believe no one knows how big the universe is, and no one knows how many magical things exist in the universe. Although we don’t know how many magical things exist in the universe, we do know that among these things, the most mysterious and mysterious should be the birth of life.
I believe many people know that macroscopic matter is composed of microscopic particles. In our eyes, all visible macroscopic matter is composed of particles. And so many macroscopic things make up our vast universe, so is the universe a completely material world? If you only look at various celestial bodies, galaxies, etc., then our universe is indeed a material world.
However, the birth of life has made the discovery different. No matter what kind of organism it is, it is actually composed of particles from a microscopic point of view. For example, the human body is composed of a large number of particles such as cells, but the material particles that make up life are also composed of particles. Can compose other macroscopic things, but why other macroscopic things are not life?
It can be seen that the birth of life is far less simple than we thought. There are currently 118 elements discovered by humans in this universe. The composition of any matter cannot be separated from these 118 elements, and the composition of life requires more elements. , For example, there are more than 60 elements that make up the human body. The same question remains: Those inanimate things are also composed of these elements, and living bodies like human beings are also composed of these elements. Why do some become life and some are inanimate?
There may be another more complicated and mysterious element behind this that we don’t understand. For example, consciousness is universal in life forms, while human consciousness is more complicated and mysterious. So what is this consciousness? There is also a complex and complete metabolism in living organisms. How does this occur?
We judge living bodies and non-living bodies, metabolism is a very important criterion, and breathing and heartbeat are also two important characteristics of living bodies. According to the characteristics of life forms, some scientists have begun to study and explore the earth world we live in. Some people believe that the earth is a living world, and there are abundant life existences whether on the surface, the ocean or under the ground.
Does that mean that the earth may also be a living body? Maybe many people think this is completely impossible, how could a planet become a living body. This is completely beyond our cognition, but the road of science is full of all kinds of doubts. When Einstein proposed theories of relativity, gravitational waves, black holes, etc., many people were full of all kinds of doubts, but now these doubts All disappeared.
The argument that the earth is a living body was put forward by the British scientist James Miflock in the 1960s. He put forward the Gaia hypothesis. In this hypothesis, Lovelock compared the earth to a self-regulating living body. The organism.
We all know that the earth has a very perfect ecosystem. In nearly 400 million years of life, the earth has experienced five mass extinctions, but even such terrible mass extinctions did not completely end the earth and turn it into one. Desolate planet. After each mass extinction, the earth’s ecology can repair itself, and finally return to its former beautiful appearance.
Such a magical ability is very much like the self-repair function of a living body, and the continuous circulation of the earth’s ecosystem is also very much like the metabolism of a living body. After James Mivlock put forward the Gaia hypothesis, not everyone thought he was talking nonsense. Many scientists also supported his view, and began continuous research and exploration.
With the continuous advancement of human science and technology, modern scientists have used advanced instruments to detect many special phenomena that show signs of life on the earth. For example, an international scientific research team once found that the earth as a whole seems to be breathing because they detected the diameter of the earth. The range shows a range of change from 0.5 m to 0.8 m.
In addition, U.S. satellites have also observed through observations that the earth’s atmosphere is undergoing periodic contraction and expansion. This process is also very similar to the process of human breathing. The difference is that the earth’s atmosphere contracts and expands every 9 days.
As early as ten years ago, a German scientist used seismic monitoring equipment and found that the earth’s interior was constantly making a “buzzing” sound. But this sound cannot be received by the human ear, only a seismograph can detect it. Later, scientists conducted an in-depth study of the hum and found that it was composed of a group of surface waves that lasted about 2 to 5 minutes, which is the so-called “Love wave.”
As more and more unusual life features appeared on the earth, people began to think about some special events that happened in the history of the earth. For example, there have been five mass extinctions of the earth in the past 400 million years. In the past, we thought that mass extinctions were the result of geological movements, drastic changes in ecology, and major changes in climate.
Moreover, the time of the five mass extinctions also shows a regular cycle. Calculated according to this cycle, the current earth may have entered the sixth mass extinction. If it is before, we think this is a law of the earth’s nature, but if we regard the earth as a living body, then these five mass extinction events may be the self-defense means of living bodies. Harmful “pathogens” are cleaned up.
It is necessary to know that the human body, a powerful life system, has such periodic self-defense methods. If the cell is conscious, it may also see it with its own eyes. If such a self-defense method occurs in the human body, it may be a Earth-shattering extinction movement. If this is the case, then the existence of human beings is constantly destroying the ecological environment of the earth. It is possible that in the consciousness of life on the earth, human beings are also harmful “pathogens”, and we will be cleaned up in the future.
If this is the case, what should humans do? Our way out is actually very simple, that is to completely break away from the shackles of the earth and become a real starry sky civilization. As long as we become a powerful interstellar civilization, the earth will not be our only home. At that time, humans will have many homes in the universe. Earth consciousness also has no way for us.
Of course, there is no substantive evidence for the hypothesis that the earth is a living body. Many of these are just our guesses. Perhaps everything in the earth’s ecological environment is a natural behavior. It also shows that mankind’s knowledge of the world, the earth, and the universe is still very small.
To truly understand the earth and the universe, we can only work hard to develop science and technology quickly. Regardless of whether it is a living body or other things, it is inseparable from the category of science. As long as the scientific and technological strength is strong enough, there are no secrets that cannot be cracked. Some people even put forward another bolder conjecture, which is that the universe may also be a vast living body. Of course, to uncover this mystery, it will be even more distant from us.