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The Terrain is Everything

Every one of us grew up with the idea that germs cause disease. We accepted this notion from a very early age, passed down by our parents, our teachers, our caretakers, and our culture in general. We have taken this assertion as infallible truth, so much so that most of us have never even thought to question it. 

When someone experiences a sniffle or a sore throat, they immediately think they “caught something” somewhere. We are taught to cover our mouths when we sneeze, not just as a courtesy, but in order to keep from “spreading germs.” Grade schools are jokingly referred to as “germ factories.” Our culture so deeply and pervasively believes this idea that one might think it an absolute truth, as if there has never been any other possible viewpoint to consider. 

If the germ theory were true, no one would be alive to believe it! 

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