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I have just noticed that people may respond (and may have to me before) to what someone posts hereon. If anyone heretofore has been kind enough to respond to something I’ve written (even as critique) I apologize for my “neglect-due-to-oblivion” . Two readers of my latest (regarding the immune disease death) piece were in touch. The following I sent, as noted 1 &/or 2 to each personally. But I think it appropriate to share my thoughts with others as well.
To respondents I & 2
Thanks for your thoughtfulness and prayers. The death of a child, any child, and the grief of those close in relationship, any "those" often brings actual tears in my eyes. To share intimately that we are each others' beings (so to speak) is where we all should be at. I was not a close-relative to this little girl, so am not bereaved per se. But I wept a couple times, and now, writing, my throat tightens and eyes moisten.
And I'm moved that another is moved to touch me with caring, as you. Thank you.
Now that I've finally noticed (!!) that people may respond to my verbose posts, I'll correspond personally as well as continue to dissertate prodigiously.
To respondent 2
I agree with you that aspects of modern life's "advance" have been destructive: climate, pollution, factory farming of animals, etc. Also, of course, excessive antibiotics resulting in resistant strains of disease microbes.
But looking back in history . . . the filth and plagues and pandemics were so much worse in actuality than what we might project as dire potentials now. There was no control then. Medicine was manipulations of the mythic (humours, biles, bad air, gender “constitution”, etc.)
At least, in worst-case scenarios, those afflicted with the incurable don't suffer the insufferable thanks to modern medical and pharmaceutical advance. Go back to basics and there's leprosy and scarlet fever and polio and . . . AGONY . . .. I'll opt for less prescriptions (even over-the-counter), thus more immune system "exercise". But I'll advocate progress, research, the ongoing evidence of, actually, natural process (of which man his science and tech is but part).