k. . It' s breathtaking to consider: You have two eyes, each composed of 130 million photoreceptor cells. In each one of those cells, there are 100, 000, 000, 0
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It' s breathtaking to consider:
You have two eyes, each composed of 130 million photoreceptor cells.
In each one of those cells, there are 100, 000, 000, 000, 000 (100 twice} atoms
that' s more than all the stars in the milky way galaxy.
However, each atom in each cell in each eye formed in the core of a star,
billions of years ago, and yet, here they are , being to capture
the energy released hem that same process.
All expand the that is E.
The universe has an interesting sense of irony, in that you are the universe
experiencing itself - All you are is a thaught.
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User avatar #1 - tehnoblebean (06/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
It's less breathtaking to consider that the atoms that make up an anus were forged in a star millions of years ago...
User avatar #13 - huffe (06/16/2013) [-]
maybe you should learn the definition of irony. a firemans son being an arsonist is irony, but that the universe experiences itself is a thing of beauty. not irony
#3 - slashendrix (06/16/2013) [-]
The title is such a lie. This post has nothing to do with potassium.
#9 - mikemeiers (06/16/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Dont give a damn about how significant I am, my eyesight is still 20/60.
#38 - CIS White Male (06/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
But we still can't see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
User avatar #19 - gotbannedicusvile ONLINE (06/16/2013) [-]
I come here to laugh not to re think my existence.
#26 - reiconex (06/16/2013) [-]
The universe masturbates a lot.
#32 - alawabidingcitizen (06/16/2013) [+] (12 replies)
While we're on the subject of mind-altering perceptions, here's a fun one I like to think of to remind me why I don't go to church anymore:

Let's start with a generally accepted statement: God (if he exists) is Perfect. There is no flaw in God's existence that could possibly make Him imperfect in the eyes of anyone. Nothing but God is perfect.
Generally accepted statement #2: Humanity is imperfect. We are fundamentally flawed beings for various reasons and none of us is perfect.

Thesis derived from these two (not tested, due to God's persisting ability to show up 50 billion years late for everything) statements: If God is perfect, then he can only think of perfect things, for doing otherwise would make him imperfect. Since humanity is imperfect, God cannot think of or even conceive our existence, so we act_ independently of God and his will_. To take it a step further, God, who can only conceive perfect things,_ can only think of himself_, as he is the only perfect thing in existence. If God does exist, he exists independently of humans, and vice versa; he doesn't know our existence, and we don't know his.

tl;dr: God (if he exists) is a selfish prick who doesn't give a **** about that person dying in the ER, or that eight year-old prostitute in Thailand, or the thousands of people killed every year by civil strife and street violence. He also doesn't care that some men and women are homosexuals,or that some parents make the decision to abort a baby that (at the point it's aborted) looks more like a fish than a human.

Why?
Because we exist in his mind on a level lesser than electrons exist to us, and if you think you can conceive the complexity and size of a single electron, you are dead wrong.
User avatar #36 to #32 - godisdog (06/17/2013) [-]
"If God is perfect, then he can only think of perfect things", I spy with my little eye a logical fallacy.
#44 - poutinesalad (06/17/2013) [-]
oh my 						****					...
oh my **** ...
#18 - iamsofakingawesome (06/16/2013) [-]
"i look up, many people feel small because they are small and the universe is big, but i feel big, because my atoms, came from those stars"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Link to video :www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU
Probably my favorite video on the internet
#28 - hipsophobadon (06/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
What if the electrons obiting the nucleus were just like our solar system but it's so small and foreign to us we haven't discovered it yet and inside of us are infinite many worlds, and our solar system is just a single cell in a giant the size of which we can't even imagine.   
Or it's just something I thought up to make me feel important cause we are just a speck in space.
What if the electrons obiting the nucleus were just like our solar system but it's so small and foreign to us we haven't discovered it yet and inside of us are infinite many worlds, and our solar system is just a single cell in a giant the size of which we can't even imagine.
Or it's just something I thought up to make me feel important cause we are just a speck in space.
#24 - Flambongo (06/16/2013) [-]
Well, the carbon, oxygen and other heavier elements would have formed in a stars core, but the hydrogen didn't. The hydrogen formed soon after the big bang. Then again that's pretty cool too.
#8 - antigravitycake ONLINE (06/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i like this kind of stuff.
i like this kind of stuff.
#57 - eagleness (06/17/2013) [-]
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#55 - ROTFLcopter **User deleted account** (06/17/2013) [-]
All of that makes sense except for the last sentence. I'm not a thought. I'm what you just described: a collection of trillions of atoms put together. An idea is not physical, but I am. I am matter.
#51 - YourAnalProbe (06/17/2013) [-]
slow down m8 tihs is 2 much 4 me
#43 - CIS White Male (06/17/2013) [-]
The last part is truly the meaning of life that everyones been searching for, amazing
User avatar #41 - jettom ONLINE (06/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
oh, ghast.
that's where you got it from
#48 to #41 - rzrback (06/17/2013) [-]
****					 you and your unreadable text
**** you and your unreadable text
User avatar #4 - FireIceEarth (06/16/2013) [+] (4 replies)
We have no idea how many stars there are in the Milky Way; we're inside of it, so parts of it block our view. When you're inside a dense forest you can't stand still and count every tree.

Science'd.
User avatar #17 to #4 - fireyvoidence (06/16/2013) [-]
We don't count stars just by looking through a telescope and saying, "Oh look, there's another one! What's the star count, 129,426,295,130?"

WE have other methods, so yes, we can count all the stars. Not completely accurately, of course.
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