They do good – and yet they are much better known for their negative effects: microbes. As soon as people realize that they might be present somewhere, excessive caution takes hold. Yet we would be wise to let these tiny single-celled organisms do their work more often than we may like to imagine. After all, they are the ones who made our life on Earth possible in the first place. As the entire evolution of life dates back to microorganisms. They have been shaping the earth for over 3.8 billion years. In the end, they were the ones who created the basis of life for multiple cell organisms. Ultimately for humans as well.
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