The Sloths That Could Cure Cancer By Vice News
of the time they talk about clothing dos and don’ts, obscure yet hip bands, and
recreational drug use. Sometimes Vice News gets out of their human-centric
worldview to get onto other greater things. With this loving tribute to the
medicinal powers of the sloth, they show exactly how important a sloth is to
the rest of the world.
glasses-wearing aging hipster guy goes into a Panama rainforest. Upon laughing
at sloths for a while, the sloths get the last laugh. While random
glasses-wearing aging hipster guy may be responsible for taking the last
baguette at a local Trader Joe’s, the sloth is busy working on letting algae
grow in its wonderful fur. Sure that guy may say “Fuck” a lot but he really
fails to understand exactly how scary the world could become.
diseases are becoming much more common. From a time when one drug could be used
for a prolonged period of time those drugs are becoming scarily less effective.
At some point the drugs need to be changed. Science knows only so much. By
moving out from the lab and into the heart of the jungle science may be able to
learn a little something from nature.
nurtures. It does that for thousands upon thousands of wonderful unique
creatures. Every animal reacts to its own peculiar situation. Hence even among
animals of the same species they adapt to their immediate surroundings. Hence a
densely-populated area like a rainforest can provide multitudes of solutions
for happy creatures.
will save the world. Currently sloths are trying to re-brand outside of their
life of laziness. Humans might be able to get a lot done but by moving too
quickly humans miss the details of life. Essentially the best way to put it
would be that sloths read the whole book and humans are content with reading
the Cliffnotes. Hence humans have a lot of health problems while they move at
breakneck speeds. Sloths on the other hand will never worry about breaking
their necks because they crane them ever so slowly.
humans save the sloths so the sloths can save the world? It is a question worth
asking. In a world where humans feel the need to constantly build things, to
have economic growth for the sake of economic growth, it is worrisome to think
about. For humans are not known for their patience. However if humans are going
to successfully tackle the many diseases that plague it they are going to have
to slow down, stop, and listen to nature.