What’s poison?

I hope everyone survived Irene’s devastation without harm.  The forces of nature are quite powerful.  I asked some people last week how many “horsepowers” it took to shake a chunk of the planet from Virginia to  Rhode Island and all that what on it (when we experience the earthquake)?  And what kind of windmill does it take to pump the amount of seawater we received from this past hurricane?

Here’s another powerful force:

Poison is any substance introduced into or manufactured within the living body which the innate intelligence of the body cannot use in metabolism.

This means that whatever we know about poisons is the knowledge that tells us what substances are poisonous from accumulated experiences of scientists.  This knowledge was gained mostly by the experience of the race and not necessarily from chemistry.  We know it is not poison, actually, until introduced into the animal organism even though we may have the knowledge of its chemical composition which may tell us a substance may act harmfully if taken into the body, and of course, this is useful knowledge.

The point I am making is that, we only know with certainty about the tried substances that have caused harm to the body of people who ingested them.  It is the innate intelligence of the body which gives the “decision”.   We do not know if a newly discovered chemical (even from the knowledge of chemistry we calculate it should be) is a poison until introduced into someone’s body for the purpose of  “asking” the innate intelligence of the body… the verdict.

Amazing isn’t it?


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