of Organic Pathology
By the time the 5th Phase rolls around
I imagine the cells are wondering why they hang around such
a messy no good neighborhood where everything is falling apart.
The long-suffering specialized cells may be wondering why
they put their own needs second to the whole body if the body
is failing it's agreement to provide general services: food
supply, trash pickup, and defense. A kind of individualized
vigilantism emerges as the differentiated and specialized
body cells resurrect the ancient martial arts skills of its
bacterial past. Genes, normally dormant in the multicellular
organism, wake up. The cell changes shape and relationships
with its neighbors. It is as if a pudgy workaholic banker
pulls on cowboy boots and straps on a six shooter and goes
out to the OK corral because nobody else will. Unfortunately,
the banking and the day to day activities the cell used to
contributes to the greater whole, is lost.
By now you can already guess the toxic
load has accumulating even farther. The cellular utility services
provided by the Body Corporate are getting worse and the cells
The only good thing about this phase
is that its not the next phase.
Next step downhill: [ phase6
] Next step uphill: [ phase4 ]