To Get To The Next Body
The Immortal Gene
Richard Dawkins proposes the idea of the "replicator," the initial molecule which first managed to reproduce itself and thus gained an advantage over other molecules within the primordial soup. As replicating molecules became more complex, Dawkins postulates, the replicators became the genes within organisms, with each organism's body serving the purpose of a 'survival machine' for its genes.
A look at Fall
Dawkins writes that gene combinations which help an organism to survive and reproduce tend to also improve the gene's own chances of being passed on and, as a result, frequently "successful" genes will also be beneficial to the organism. An example of this might be a gene that protects the organism against a disease, which helps the gene spread and also helps the organism. The Selfish Gene - Wikipedia
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In other words, the DNA that formed me, (and you), is ancient. Living in body after body since it was part of primordial soup. I am just a temporary vehicle to carry it to a temporary egg carrying vehicle to keep the DNA alive by creating another carrier for this DNA.
On the path
“Our bodies may be important to us, but from our genes’ point of view, they are nothing more than vehicles to get themselves intact into the next generation. The entire collection of the genes that make up you or me is called our genotype. The sum total of all the bodily parts and functions that our genotype creates to advance its cause—you or me—is called our phenotype.” Mindsuckers - Carl Zimmer
This is fascinating information. One can extrapolate and apply this concept to the Id vs Ego, conscious vs unconscious mind, destiny vs free will, or however you choose to describe this duality of human nature that has entertained thinking humans for centuries.
Down by the riverside
I recommend that you read the article by Carl Zimmer in National Geographic. It deals with observable behavior of various insects and animals that have been altered by foreign DNA that ghoulishly uses a series of different lifeforms to ensure its survival.
Pink driveway rose
I find the addition of this information to fit nicely with what I have parsed from hundreds of sources regarding the duality of being human. We are part of the whole and uniquely individual at the same time.
There is life within us that began with existence. That ancient DNA is the very definition of divine wisdom. It protects us from harm and keeps us alive with breathing and beating hearts. We are directed to eat foods that keep us healthy and instinctively avoid threats to our lives, like fire, poisonous snakes, falling off cliffs.
The big pink rose is even bigger today
Our DNA will alter our molecules to produce pheromones that will fill us with irresistible desire for the appropriate mate our DNA has chosen. Love and romance will fill our hearts and souls while we produce a new vehicle for copies of our genetic codes to keep them immortal.
It’s a complex, beautiful, colorful world.