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by Boghos L. Artinian MD
on August 27, 2019 at 5:27 AM
The Dimensions of Multi-Humanoid Super-organisms  
 
Predicting the sizes and shapes of sufficiently developed human based  
super-organisms that would be roaming space eons hence, may be  
considered a purely hypothetical exercise of no immediate or future  
value to mankind .Nevertheless I intend to undertake this ‘vain’  
exercise of extrapolating their size from lower levels of organization  
for sheer curiosity. As for their shapes, I will make a guess taking  
into consideration the gravitational forces generated by their own mass.  
The extrapolation of sizes from lower levels of organization would be  
based on the interplay of the following three factors: the size and  
number of units at each level of organization, (2) the speed limit of  
communication within each level, and(3) the kinetics of, and time  
perception/ /by organisms at each level.  
 
(1) The size and the number of units.  
If a geometric progression governing the ratio of size between any two consecutive levels of organization, or the ratio of their unit  
populations were to be discovered, then it would be a very easy matter  
to calculate the size of a human-based super-organism and the number of  
its ‘humanoid’ and other organism populations.  
 
For example let's say the size of an average human cell / /is 20u  
(microns) and that of an adult human being,1700000u (1.7meters). the  
ratio of their sizes would be 20/1700000 = 1/85000. If this were the  
ratio of the geometric progression governing at all * *consecutive  
levels (ie. atoms/molecules = 1/85000, molecule/organelles l/85000,  
organelles/cells = 1/85000 etc...), then the size of a super-organism  
should be in the vicinity of l.7x85000- 144000 meters (144km) long, were  
the humanoids in it as densely packed as are human cells.  
 
On the other hand its population would be in the vicinity of 10^14  
humanoids and other multi-cellular organisms— this number being the  
approximate cell population in an adult human being. There would  
naturally be many different types of super-organisms in various sizes  
and shapes as is the case with multi-cellular organisms.  
 
(2) The speed limit of communication.  
Within cells (Holo 4)* , the fastest moving communication is probably  
cell membrane depolarization— in the order of centimeters/second. Within  
humans (Holo 5), the same can be said of nerve conduction, the fastest  
of which is in the vicinity of 80 meters/second. Within society (Holo 6)  
the speed limit of communication is definitely 300000 km/second, i.e.  
the speed of light ( telephone, radio, television and simple vision).  
Thus if there is a correlation between the size of an organism and the  
speed limit of its internal communication— and I believe there should  
be— then we can say that man’s size is 1.7/80 or 1/47 times his fastest per second nerve conduction. Extrapolating from this, /the /size of a  
multi-humanoid super-organism would be 1/47 x the velocity of light— the  
speed limit of its internal communication; 300000 x 1/47 = 6375 km long.  
This is a much larger size than the one (144km) obtained in the former  
calculation. The discrepancy would allow each humanoid in a  
super-organism a volume of 421675 cubic meters of free space to function  
in, unlike cells which are densely packed in our bodies.  
(3) The kinetics and perception of time.  
To understand how the kinetics and time perception in super-organisms  
may have a bearing on their sizes, let’s take the simple act of dodging  
a projectile by man and its parallel of evading collision with a large  
meteor by a super-organism in space. A man who sees a stone coming in  
his direction can in less than a second— the time it takes to see the  
stone , realize its danger and execute the proper maneuver— give way  
to it.  
Let’s imagine that a super-organism has detected a meteor traveling at  
1000km/sec towards it, one hour before the expected time of collision;  
On its time scale this one hour may be one second. If it accelerated a  
1000km long endangered section of its body, perpendicularly to the path  
of the meteor , at 1 meter/sec, creating a g/10), it would have moved  
6480 km during that golden hour— well out of the way of the meteor .  
This one meter/sec acceleration would be barely perceptible by the  
humanoids in the super-organism.  
(3)  
Finally, /we may make a guess as for the shape of these huge super—  
organisms. It would be very difficult for them to maintain a globular  
shape because they would collapse on themselves by auto-gravity. I would  
therefore opt for very long cylindrical (serpentine) organisms that  
moved arrow-like along their long axis. They would thus be able, if they  
wished, to approach a planet tangentially and wind themselves (perhaps  
several fold) in orbit around it.  
 
Allow me now to make a closing conjecture! Could the rings of Saturn,  
perchance, be the skeletons of long —dead super-organisms?  
 
Table 1: The Organizational Spectrum of Matter  
 
Intergalactic Organisms  
Holo 6  
Multi-humanoid Organisms (Super-organisms)  
Holo 5  
Man , Multi-cellular organisms  
Holo 4  
Cells, Unicellular Organisms  
Holo 3  
Organelles (Viruses, Bacteria)  
Holo 2  
Molecules (Proteins, Enzymes, DNA)  
Holo 1  
Atoms ( All elements on the Periodic table )  
Holo 0  
Protons, Neutrons  
Holo -1  
Subatomic particles  
Holo -2  
Sub-sub-atomic Particles  
Holo - ¥  
Pure energy  
 
 
Boghos L. Artinian MD  
 
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