im a potato?. . Before you judge others or claim any absolute truth, consider that... you can see less than t% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less tha
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im a potato?

Before you judge others or claim
any absolute truth, consider that...
you can see less than t% of the electromagnetic
spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic
spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220
kilometres per second across the galaxy. 9084, of the
cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA
and are not "you". The atoms in your body are
99. 9999999999999999% empty space and none of
them are the ones you were born with, but they all
originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have
46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
The existence of the rainbow decends on the conical
photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones,
the rainbow does not exist. So you don' t just look at a
rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially
the you unmet
less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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#34 - erethilful (07/06/2013) [-]
So this is why people say people with Down a potato.
So this is why people say people with Down a potato.
User avatar #89 to #34 - problematique (07/06/2013) [-]
Not really, people with down syndrome have more chromosomes, to be exact 47, and only in few occasions they don't lack any chromosome, but they have downs because part of the 21 chromsome 'broke' and stuck at another
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User avatar #94 to #92 - problematique (07/06/2013) [-]
no... lol we have 46 chromosomes, most people with down syndrome have 47, and i know what happens in misos, when an egg or a sperm have less than 23 chromosomes the infant that will be created will most likely die immediately, except in case of the turner syndrome
User avatar #155 to #34 - matheomaidana (07/07/2013) [-]
didn't people with down have 47?
User avatar #45 to #34 - ghirahn (07/06/2013) [-]
same realization.
User avatar #82 to #34 - theprocrastibator (07/06/2013) [-]
I don't know why, but I'm struggling to read your comment.
#125 to #82 - anon (07/06/2013) [-]
I think he means he has been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.
User avatar #167 to #125 - masdercheef (07/07/2013) [-]
but if you had an apple with a straw n you poked the apple though wit it and a pebble hadnt dropped through itd stop straw inside the apple ebcause gravity cant apple
#1 - JMF (07/06/2013) [-]
10/10. Learned something new.
#49 - theantidote (07/06/2013) [-]
We don't create rainbows, the spectrum is already there once it is refracted, it is just that we are one of the few that are able to detect them, but it's not just us. Some birds for example will see even more colours in the rainbow than we do
User avatar #56 to #49 - volleys (07/06/2013) [-]
Do what the post said and DON'T JUDGE OTHERS!
User avatar #77 to #49 - chiselbit (07/06/2013) [-]
Mantis shrimp can see ALL the colors. Well they can see 12 color channels as opposed to the humans measly 3. They also have the ability to see linear and circular polarized light, sunglasses mode and 3d glasses mode respectively.
User avatar #117 to #77 - PieManTheGreat (07/06/2013) [-]
Does that mean we can only see a quarter of all colours?
User avatar #124 to #117 - newforomador (07/06/2013) [-]
We can only see a quarter of all the colors the mantis shrimp sees, not all the colors that exist. In the words of zefrank "Imagine a color you can't even imagine. Now do that 9 more times. That is how the mantis shrimp do."
User avatar #135 to #124 - PieManTheGreat (07/06/2013) [-]
i can't imagine any more colours, and knowing they exist just makes me feel like I'm missing out on super rainbows.
#160 to #135 - bobbysilk (07/07/2013) [-]
Did you know that magenta doesn't exist in the color spectrum. It is created because of the three color channels we have and how we only see red, green, and blue in different combinations.
Magenta is the combination of red and blue, which should average out to be green, but since we don't see any green we create the color magenta instead.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPYGJjKVco
User avatar #154 to #117 - chiselbit (07/07/2013) [-]
I wasn't being literal with the all part.
User avatar #131 to #117 - zaxzwim (07/06/2013) [-]
holy **** and try and think up a new colour, just do it. you can't can you well holy **** there are more
#29 - anon (07/06/2013) [-]
"Before you claim an absolute truth"
claims ******* of absolute truths
User avatar #101 - cleverguy (07/06/2013) [-]
what does this have to do with judging people?
#85 - Hidnight (07/06/2013) [-]
so some people are more potato than others, go figure.
#84 - goobdol (07/06/2013) [-]
What the **** man... why should any of this come to mind when I'm just giving criticism?
User avatar #32 - Lambda (07/06/2013) [-]
"human beings have 2 less chromosomes than a potato"
Holy **** , is that why downs syndrome people are associated with potatoes on the internet, because they have an extra chromosome? I never made that connection.
#47 to #32 - RageRambo (07/06/2013) [-]
And... The last horse crosses the finishing line.
User avatar #79 to #47 - ilovehitler (07/06/2013) [-]
I'm sorry we don't all know how many chromosomes a potato has, because that's such common knowledge.
User avatar #50 to #47 - badmonkey ONLINE (07/06/2013) [-]
I never got that connection since people with down's syndrome are said to have "an" extra chromosome, and potatoes have 1 more pair of chromosomes than humans, so wouldn't that be: humans 23 pairs, down's syndrome 23 pairs+1=47, potato 24 pairs?
#30 - funnyrage (07/06/2013) [-]
false, since my mother just vagina-vomited me behind my computer half a minute ago.
#55 to #30 - anon (07/06/2013) [-]
wait, wut?
User avatar #33 to #30 - Awesomenessniss (07/06/2013) [-]
Actually the technical term is "front-pooping a little person."
User avatar #41 to #33 - listerthepessimist (07/06/2013) [-]
i thought it was 'Pumping out a unit'
User avatar #170 to #33 - funnyrage (07/07/2013) [-]
how should i know? im only 18...hours old.
User avatar #46 - xtwinblade ONLINE (07/06/2013) [-]
Actually that "empty space" in the atoms are not actually empty... there are tons of gluon fluxuations happening between the electrons and the protons and all the quarks inside.
#88 to #46 - mampfer (07/06/2013) [-]
Yeah, sure, but what is between the quarks? What if space itself is quantized?
User avatar #110 to #88 - xtwinblade ONLINE (07/06/2013) [-]
high energy gluon fluxuations is between the quarks
#169 to #110 - mampfer (07/07/2013) [-]
Yes, I know that, but what if we took a microscope with infinite magnification ( I know its not possible because of wavelength) and looked at the wave of a gluon. Would the entire section we looked at be filled with the wave or would there be tiny, empty spots in it? I guess it has something to do with the quantum foam theory: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_foam
Oh, and why did you name it "high energy gluon fluxuations"?Is there a low energy gluon fluxuations as well or did you name it like that because of the strong interaction?
Greetings, mampfer
#173 to #169 - xtwinblade ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
this is the gluon fluxuations that form between the quarks in the protons. there are of course tiny parts where the fluxuations are not at certain times, but it never remains "empty"
this is the gluon fluxuations that form between the quarks in the protons. there are of course tiny parts where the fluxuations are not at certain times, but it never remains "empty"
#176 to #173 - mampfer (07/08/2013) [-]
Thank you, sir, for this wonderful scientific diskussion.
#177 to #176 - mampfer (07/08/2013) [-]
*discussion
#178 to #177 - xtwinblade ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
Yes, it was quite a delight.
Yes, it was quite a delight.
#38 - dawkz (07/06/2013) [-]
And now I understand the phrase: "Someone was born with a couple of extra chromosomes..."
#83 - wallykak (07/06/2013) [-]
glorious mantis shrimp vision master race
#19 - Millybays (07/06/2013) [-]
"Before you judge others or claim any absolute truth, consider that...
Later: The atoms in your body originated in the belly of a star.

I believe that theory as well, but isn't that incredibly hypocritical?
User avatar #44 to #19 - listerthepessimist (07/06/2013) [-]
the opening line does need some work, i'm thinking;

If you dropped the scripture and picked up a textbook, you'll find that...
#52 to #19 - anon (07/06/2013) [-]
They never said it was absolute truth. There is a big difference between knowing something and claiming it to be absolute. I know a bunch of stuff, and I'd state it as fact, but none of it is 2412312312322% certain.
User avatar #23 to #19 - mtandy (07/06/2013) [-]
But we know that stars make elements...?
#24 to #23 - Millybays (07/06/2013) [-]
We believe, its a theory, but its a very safe theory to side with (on par with evolution if not more believeable).
We don't KNOW.
You're almost as ignorant as the people who "know" that god exists.
User avatar #25 to #24 - mtandy (07/06/2013) [-]
You're as ignorant, I do not presume to know things as knowledge is a more powerful word than most people believe.

But back to the stars. We know about nucleosynthesis, and the emission/absorption spectra of the elements, shouldn't those two by themselves make it more than just a theory?
#27 to #25 - Millybays (07/06/2013) [-]
I kind of agree with you, but since we regard even gravity as a theory, scientifically speaking we need to consider this as a theory as well.
As you can tell it doesn't really make much sense otherwise, either both things are theories, or none of them are theories.
User avatar #28 to #27 - mtandy (07/06/2013) [-]
Fair dos.
#22 to #19 - anon (07/06/2013) [-]
it is... and not seeing that, scientfags become as disgusting as theofags.
#116 - yanik (07/06/2013) [-]
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User avatar #128 to #116 - captchakid (07/06/2013) [-]
No more perfect roll was ever rolled.
User avatar #87 - Zerrb (07/06/2013) [-]
Conclusion: Potatoes are superior to us.
User avatar #107 to #87 - thechosentroll (07/06/2013) [-]
Or maybe we're just inferior to potatoes.
User avatar #18 - maggotarms (07/06/2013) [-]
>they all originated in the belly of a star
i suppose you're just ignoring the massive amount of hydrogen in our bodies
User avatar #152 - spikethepony (07/07/2013) [-]
So does everyone else. I thereby reserve the right to judge others on the grounds that they are equal to me in these parameters, and in fact, I am currently judging you right now. My judgements lead me to believe you are an idiot, and I shall now treat you as such.

Seriously, though, don't try to force others to stop judging people.
User avatar #43 - mavericjones (07/06/2013) [-]
This whole post purports to claim facts as a reason to not believe absolute truth. Does no one else see the irony?
#147 - fucklestick (07/07/2013) [-]
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