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The Human Body

The human body is a Noema built from cells which are also Noemi.

The cell Noema exists in the environment of the human body Noema separated by the cell membrane. The cell takes resources from the environment such as proteins, carbonates, fat, water, and oxygen. Depending on the role of the cell, the cell could produce amino acids, hormones, and other useful organic chemicals.

The cell has only local and partial knowledge and is unaware of its position in the human body Noema. Many cells have short life cycles. Each cell is capable of performing many tasks independent of the actions of the neighbor cells though they are highly specialized leading to massive interdependence. A cell can replicate.

Many cells actions are governed by hormonal signals. The common building blocks of communication are amino acids over a common language of DNA. A cell caches some resources in anticipation of future demand. Cells communicate with each other using amino acids asynchronous messages.

The human body Noema consists of many interdependent subcomponents such as the respiratory system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, and the immune system. Security is provided by the immune system. Communication is provided by the circulatory system.

The heart provides a simple global clock modified by adrenaline. The human body Noema manipulates the environment by consuming resources and producing products and modifying the environment to make the Noema more successful.

The human body Noema uses the brain for persistent storage of knowledge. Natural selection supports the constant change. The human body Noema has a collection of conscience actions and a much large collection of unconscious actions like breathing.

Ronald LeRoi Burback
Wed Jul 30 15:24:07 PDT 1997