Viruses and Network Consciousness
My reading of animal behavior has led me to understand the principle of emotional conductivity as the connective glue of animal consciousness, and hence, a new way of understanding what constitutes information in the animal mind. Information equals consciousness converting environmental inputs into emotional, temperamental values. Since I can see the same primal code at work in all the animals I've known, I've presumed that there is a network consciousness encompassing all of life and all of life as constituting the domain of energy. This is consistent with Darwin's conviction that "we are all netted." This is what has particularly captivated me with the Constructal Law ("Design In Nature" by Adrian Bejan) which demonstrates that objects of resistance are incorporated into an underlying current as an improvement of a configuration. Since viruses directly interface with the DNA of cells, it occurred to me that they are also part of the network consciousness. We are not at war with viruses, they like bacteria, are part of a dynamic auto-tuning mechanism. (BTW it is still believed in some quarters that testosterone is an anti-social influence as well. That's how far behind the mainstream science on dogs is behind this latest kind of research. My point is we don't have to wait for the studies to be done, they're already being performed in the nature of the dogs we live and work with.) My hunch is that viruses tweak the gene code so that the genome is informed about environmental exigencies. I believe the following article confirms this view of information as the result of a network consciousness.