I was quite taken with a recent article in The New York Times. The article suggests, among other things, that compulsive handwashing, especially with anti-bacterial soaps and jells, is not all that great a strategy and could be making us more susceptible to illness. Online, the article is titled, "Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared." It is well worth reading.
While there is no denying the benefits of human intelligence, we tend to forget that we have not created ourselves. There is an entire "human world" that we do create. It is, actually, a "political world," and is the result of our common action. The "world of nature," which we did not and do not create, is the world upon which we ultimately depend. We should be wary of trying to substitute human creations for natural ones. Here is just one more example.
(1) - https://www.thoughtco.com/active-immunity-and-passive-immunity-4134137
(2) - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/health/immune-system-allergies.html
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