is it likely that the earth/galaxy and as far as we can see, are microscopic cells inside a much bigger body?
- JohnLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
The idea is very useful from a philosophical perspective and is part of Buddhism in some ways. That which is small is large and vice versa. In the literal sense is it scientifically valid? No, not at all. I prefer to believe (since nobody actually knows) that our universe is something resembling an apple on a monumental tree in another, greater reality. But that's just philosophy and quite unprovable.
- 8 months ago
It doesn't appear likely. At least, not yet.
- Ronald 7Lv 79 months ago
That would be nice
- nineteenthlyLv 79 months ago
There is a sense in which this planet can be seen as alive, and in fact the only living planet we know of. If life on celestial bodies is common and the life on them interacts with life elsewhere, that might be seen as a superorganism. Olaf Stapledon wrote about this in 'Star Maker'.
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- BillLv 79 months ago
Based on what we currently know about the universe, the movement of matter and energy in that bigger body would be limited by the speed of light.
- daniel gLv 79 months ago
Consider our galaxy is like a microscopic cell to our visible universe.
Not what is considered a small place.
Besides, our solar system is just a tiny speck of light within our galaxy.
- AthenaLv 79 months ago
No, not really.
- Anonymous9 months ago
We may be God's fart for all we know..
- Campbell HaydenLv 79 months ago
No, it is not likely.
The Proof: Only those who have
very inadequate and restricted thinking tend to believe it.
- 9 months ago
like men in black? Everything is small compared to something larger