Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Universe in a Neuron, and vice versa

I wanted to pass on the graphics that appeared in this morning's science section of the New York Times. The images show the surprisingly similar patterns seen in vastly different natural phenomena: a neuron (micrometers wide) and the universe (billions of light-years across). The neuron image is from Mark Miller at Brandeis Univ. and the universe image from a consortium of astrophysicists

Neuron

















Universe

11 comments:

Kelly said...

gorgeous....thank you

Anonymous said...

I heard about this on the radio yesterday from Paul Harvey of all people. I've been in a daze ever since hearing this news. This is phenomenal news, probably the biggest discovery in the history of mankind. It's implications are astounding and to me, so much for the big bang, eh?

I always believed we were part of a bigger body, but I hadn't thought about it being brain tissue. : )

Craig said...

So who do we live on?
I wonder what his/her/its name is.
It could be a giant alien dog.

Jordan Fitzsimmons said...

I wonder if these realms of existence ever end. It just keeps flowing down the spiral of infinite space.

Anonymous said...

So we are just the figment of some ones imagination after all.

Anonymous said...

We're just a thought in God's mind.

Anonymous said...

We are the liver

Anonymous said...

I am the walrus

Anonymous said...

Amazing isn't it.. If we evolve in our universe what would that mean to an alternate bieng that we live in???

Anonymous said...

I discovered this while having an out of body experience when I was about 15, I was an energy within everything expanding out through the cosmos and I never receded back into my body, I came out from within myself, it all exists with in all beings, we collectively project a physical imagination/holographic matrix of consciousness. It's a dream we all share.

Anonymous said...

It's one of Bilious Slick's neurons!

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