Microorganisms that can cause disease or infection.
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The authors categorized responses that indicated a misunderstanding of possible benefit as “germs are germs” beliefs.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, they ask, what if germs, looking to spread, drive people to perform rituals?The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essentially, Panchin et al. have noticed that some rituals spread germs.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, it would seem insane to someone in the early 19th century to fear ‘germs.’
We just assume that germs exist—the 5-second rule and everything.
"Heavens knows what we have swallowed," muttered Gwynne, who had served on sanitary boards and heard much talk of germs.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The germs of a new life, says Dr. Lbke, were in embryo in the dying antique world.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Free them from the net, and it falls to pieces, while the roots remain intact, the solid and persistent primitive germs of speech.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Specific houses seem to have in them the very germs of immorality and degeneracy.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
Heathen though the Danes were, they brought some ideas of settled government and the germs of national progress.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous