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Maybe We’re Just Living Life at the Wrong Scale | DayRiffer

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Not to get all fractal on you, or all ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny on you (I know, I know: cliché lede) – but these photographs, winners of the 38th Nikon Small World competition (basically, the best microscope photos of the year, as seen here in Wired) at first remind one of distant galaxies; then maybe of magnificent underwater mysteries; and then, as one marvels more and more at the insane beauty and symmetry and intricacy of them, one can get a little melancholy, wondering why it is that so many of us spend so much of our days living at the scale where – to quote Steven Wright – one mile equals one mile, and not on some much more beautiful, much more fascinating, much more revelatory scale.

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Written by edparnell

November 15, 2012 at 4:16 am

Posted in Articles, Awesome, Science

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