sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, February 23, 2015

Seeing is Believing?

This is what the world would look like if cell phone radiation was visible
Many people are surprised when they discover that less than 1 percent of the electromagnetic spectrum is visible to the human eye. Think about that for a moment. Take the rainbow for example, the existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. If they can’t conceive the idea of one in their head, does it mean that rainbows don’t exist? We can’t see most forms of radiation and radiation emanates from many forms of technology.

Then again, we use them and they work, so we believe in them. It's just an interesting twist on faith and the concept of "what's real"?

Once you crack the books on quantum mechanics, things get much weirder. It's almost as if we are living in "The Matrix".

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    1. I'm not entirely sure that we're not. I do like the looks of that woman in the red dress...

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  2. Hmmm, this would explain dog whistles.

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    1. Yes, but dogs howl at a lot of things -- and I often wonder if they know something that I don't. It's a lot like swimming with dolphins or sea lions and feeling inferior.

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  3. If Obama told a lie and there was no one to hear it, would the New York Times report it as truth?

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  4. And we have absolutely NO clue how much radiation we're getting hit with every day in a city... Sigh

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    1. Or what long term implications that radiation has for DNA and other sensitive replicative information that we contain.

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  5. and all this time I just thought it was my cool aura... damn.

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    1. When people point to you and say, "Brighid looks radiant" today, that's what they mean - radiation.

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