• jasonpaulhayes

    The reality of how small we really are does indeed tweak my Melon!

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    The reality of how small we really are does indeed tweak my Melon!

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    The reality of how small we really are does indeed tweak my Melon!

  • smooth_operator

    And what’s the recent estimate of the number of galaxies in the Universe?  Something like 500 billion by a German supercomputer.  And this number has consistently grown over time; just in 2009 we estimated 100 billion  Let’s also not forget the 10′s of millions to to 100′s of trillions of stars found in each galaxy, many of which form the nucleus of solar systems like our own.  And this still doesn’t take into account the possible parallel universes or the multiverse theory proposed by some scientists.

    Yah, don’t fucking try and tell me we’re alone.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      We’re alone

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      We’re alone

  • Anonymous

    And what’s the recent estimate of the number of galaxies in the Universe?  Something like 500 billion by a German supercomputer.  And this number has consistently grown over time; just in 2009 we estimated 100 billion  Let’s also not forget the 10′s of millions to to 100′s of trillions of stars found in each galaxy, many of which form the nucleus of solar systems like our own.  And this still doesn’t take into account the possible parallel universes or the multiverse theory proposed by some scientists.

    Yah, don’t fucking try and tell me we’re alone.

  • Simiantongue

    It all depends on the perspective. If each of the neurons in a human brain shone with the same brightness as a sun our brains would be many times brighter than the largest galaxy. That’s how many neuronal connections there are in the human brain. We may find videos like these impressive and astounding, but that is just because in our limited ability to perceive we don’t usually comprehend that we are small, and also very large.

  • Simiantongue

    It all depends on the perspective. If each of the neurons in a human brain shone with the same brightness as a sun our brains would be many times brighter than the largest galaxy. That’s how many neuronal connections there are in the human brain. We may find videos like these impressive and astounding, but that is just because in our limited ability to perceive we don’t usually comprehend that we are small, and also very large.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      if we do some sort of reverse version of this video, and deal with complexity rather than size… we’d go past the complexity of a brain and go down to the complexity of a single neuron and be equally in awe

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      if we do some sort of reverse version of this video, and deal with complexity rather than size… we’d go past the complexity of a brain and go down to the complexity of a single neuron and be equally in awe

  • Wizard troll

    Just looks immense but the universe is the projection of a hologram probably coming from a infinitely dense and small physical piece and its mysterious energy source. Unstoppable force meets unmovable object. 

  • Wizard troll

    Just looks immense but the universe is the projection of a hologram probably coming from a infinitely dense and small physical piece and its mysterious energy source. Unstoppable force meets unmovable object. 

    • FunToThinkAbout

      Nope. They have actually pretty much ruled that out:

      http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/hologram-universe/

      But it was a fun and thought-provoking theory while it lasted :)

      • Wizard troll

        i believe is what i feel not what some obscure scientist says in a wired article. think for yourself and stop being a drone. 

        • Wizard troll

          often complicated machinery can no measure unknown forces simple instruments like the pendulum can. Dont be such a materialist and maybe you will get to glimpse the truth before you kick it for good.

        • Wizard troll

          often complicated machinery can no measure unknown forces simple instruments like the pendulum can. Dont be such a materialist and maybe you will get to glimpse the truth before you kick it for good.

        • FunToThinkAbout

          I do think for myself and like I already said, it was a fun and thought-provoking theory. I was fond of the theory and enjoyed discussing it with fellow “thinkers”. Perhaps new evidence will come along at some point which will once again make this theory plausible, but for now the “obscure” scientists with their “obscure” tests and measurements have said that it is extremely unlikely. It’s okay to let go of the old…it won’t kill you.

      • Wizard troll

        i believe is what i feel not what some obscure scientist says in a wired article. think for yourself and stop being a drone. 

      • Wizard troll

        you should not believe everything you read on the internet. Maybe you should invest in some expensive rare books and get some real knowledge.

        • FacePalm

          I am gonna shoot for the obvious here and suggest that perhaps you should not believe everything which you read in “expensive rare books”. 

      • Wizard troll

        you should not believe everything you read on the internet. Maybe you should invest in some expensive rare books and get some real knowledge.

      • Wizard troll

        here are some of those expensive rare books for free http://hermetic.com/ but you will have to dig deep and the reading is not easy and not for the ones that already think they know it all. And the universe is fluid the source can change and the rending will still appear the same. MYSTERIES 

      • Wizard troll

        here are some of those expensive rare books for free http://hermetic.com/ but you will have to dig deep and the reading is not easy and not for the ones that already think they know it all. And the universe is fluid the source can change and the rending will still appear the same. MYSTERIES 

    • FunToThinkAbout

      Nope. They have actually pretty much ruled that out:

      http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/hologram-universe/

      But it was a fun and thought-provoking theory while it lasted :)

  • Wizard troll

    Just looks immense but the universe is the projection of a hologram probably coming from a infinitely dense and small physical piece and its mysterious energy source. Unstoppable force meets unmovable object. 

  • FunToThinkAbout

    Nope. They have actually pretty much ruled that out:

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/hologram-universe/

    But it was a fun and thought-provoking theory while it lasted :)

  • Wizard troll

    i believe is what i feel not what some obscure scientist says in a wired article. think for yourself and stop being a drone. 

  • Wizard troll

    often complicated machinery can no measure unknown forces simple instruments like the pendulum can. Dont be such a materialist and maybe you will get to glimpse the truth before you kick it for good.

  • Wizard troll

    you should not believe everything you read on the internet. Maybe you should invest in some expensive rare books and get some real knowledge.

  • Wizard troll

    here are some of those expensive rare books for free http://hermetic.com/ but you will have to dig deep and the reading is not easy and not for the ones that already think they know it all. And the universe is fluid the source can change and the rending will still appear the same. MYSTERIES 

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    if we do some sort of reverse version of this video, and deal with complexity rather than size… we’d go past the complexity of a brain and go down to the complexity of a single neuron and be equally in awe

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    We’re alone

  • Anonymous

    tits or gtfo

  • FacePalm

    I am gonna shoot for the obvious here and suggest that perhaps you should not believe everything which you read in “expensive rare books”. 

  • FunToThinkAbout

    I do think for myself and like I already said, it was a fun and thought-provoking theory. I was fond of the theory and enjoyed discussing it with fellow “thinkers”. Perhaps new evidence will come along at some point which will once again make this theory plausible, but for now the “obscure” scientists with their “obscure” tests and measurements have said that it is extremely unlikely. It’s okay to let go of the old…it won’t kill you.

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