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  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.”

Update: Source is (thanks to Bob Schoenecker for posting it).


May 28, 2012 - Posted by | philosophy | ,


  1. Source is

    Comment by Bob Schoenecker | July 13, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you!

      Comment by pragmasynesi | July 16, 2012 | Reply

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