By Gerald N. Callahan
In Lousy intercourse Gerald Callahan explores the technology of self, illustrating the immune system’s position in forming person identification. mixing the medical essay with deeply own narratives, those poignant and enlightening tales use microbiology and immunology to discover a brand new technique to solution the query, who am I?
“Self” has many definitions. technological know-how has established that ninety percentage of the cells in bodies are bacteria—we are in lots of respects extra non-self than self. In Lousy Sex, Callahan considers this microbio-neuro standpoint on human identification including the soulful, social belief of self, drawing on either artwork and technological know-how to totally light up this relationship.
In his tales approximately the place we got here from and who we're, Callahan makes use of autobiographical episodes to demonstrate his medical issues. via tales concerning the intercourse lives of wooden lice, the organic benefits of consuming dust, the query of immortality, the connection among syphilis and the musical genius of Beethoven, and extra, this booklet creates otherwise, a chimeric means, of seeing ourselves. the final reader with an curiosity in technology will locate Lousy intercourse fascinating.