Opinion (Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, the author of five international bestsellers): “Symbiosis is so widespread throughout the living world that it has to be considered a central aspect of life. … Similar patterns of coordination exist in tightly knit animal societies of higher complexity. Extreme examples are the social insects – bees, wasps, ants, termites, and others – that form colonies whose members are interdependent and in such close contact that the whole system resembles a large, multicreatured organism.
“Bees and ants are unable to survive in isolation, but in great numbers they act almost like the cells of a complex organism with a collective intelligence and capabilities for adaptation far superior to those of its individual members. This phenomenon of animals joining up to form larger organismic systems is not limited to insects but can also be observed in several other species, including, of course, the human species.
“Close coordination of activities exists not only among individuals of the same species but also among different species, and again the resulting living systems have the characteristics of single organisms. Many types of organisms that were thought to represent well-defined biological species have turned out, upon close examination, to consist of two or more different species in intimate biological association.
“This phenomenon, known as symbiosis, is so widespread throughout the living world that it has to be considered a central aspect of life. Symbiotic relationships are mutually advantageous to the associated partners, and they involve animals, plants, and microorganisms in almost every imaginable combination. Many of these may have formed their union in the distant past and evolved toward ever more interdependence and exquisite adaptation to one another.”
My Comment: A human being broke away from nature and that is why he does not follow its laws instinctively, but has to learn them consciously and follow them. In this case, following the laws of nature takes him to the next level of knowledge—above it, to its source, its root, the Creator, according to the principle: “By Your actions I will know You.”