Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Before you judge others or claim any absolute truth

I can’t seem to find the origin of this, but it seems to be going viral. Is it by http://www.bewareofimages.com?  Seems to fit…

“Before you judge others or claim any absolute truth, consider that…

… you can see less that 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 kilometers per second across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you”. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colours you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”

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May 28, 2012 Posted by | philosophy | , | 2 Comments