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Cellular ennui

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"The cells just say, 'that's it', and you, the unwary victim of cellular ennui, are quite literally bored to death."

Cellular ennui was a phenomenon first conceived by Doctor Bathkin and later explored by Doctor Elias Giger.

The essential idea of the theory was that death was caused by cells literally becoming bored. As Giger explained, the cells in one's body did the "same dull monotonous routine" from the day a person was conceived, repeatedly metabolizing and dividing until they became bored and simply gave up. To the end of keeping them entertained, he created his cellular regeneration and entertainment chamber, though his work was hampered by non-believers that he described as being "soulless minions of orthodoxy." (DS9: "In the Cards")

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