10. 9. 2017

I Contain Multitudes

The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong

It felt to me like a very long blog entry or a longish article on web rather than a science popular book.


I thought it would be a bit more pleasant to read. The author presents a lot of new facts, but I don’t feel 100% convinced by his lines of thoughts, predictions and interpretations of some recent discoveries.

Clippings from Kindle

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

inside him, mostly in his gut. Others live on the

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

inside him, mostly in his gut. Others live on the

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

the gut was especially rich, and that the

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

the gut was especially rich, and that the

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

his name had been grafted onto one of the greatest

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

the microbe into a factory for making more phages.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

temperatures. Eating something will also do the trick. Woodlice

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

temperatures. Eating something will also do the trick. Woodlice

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

eventually spot them: little green lozenges with spindly

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

with hard white tubes that ended in the crimson plumes

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

with hard white tubes that ended in the crimson plumes

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

resistant – to drought, to ageing, and to animals. It slathers

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

resistant – to drought, to ageing, and to animals. It slathers

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

resistant – to drought, to ageing, and to animals. It slathers

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

these individuals could happily eat creosote.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

these individuals could happily eat creosote.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

twenty gut bacteria is F. prausnitzii. These are not D-listers

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

drench’: an industrially concocted cocktail of microbe-rich rumen fluids that they spray onto their herds.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

drench’: an industrially concocted cocktail of microbe-rich rumen fluids that they spray onto their herds.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

there’s no such thing as alternative medicine;

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

there’s no such thing as alternative medicine;

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

there’s no such thing as alternative medicine; if it works, it’s just called medicine.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

whether through inhalation or ingestion, touches or footfalls,

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

bedrail. And he should be able to work out ways of curtailing

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Yong, Ed)

bedrail. And he should be able to work out ways of curtailing