Sunday 1 April 2007

Nikon Nonetheless Nevertheless

We wonder at times say about the scale of things in the world today. instruments have been created to measure them. We have also created scaling mechanisms to get an appreciation of the relative real sizes to everything like how we can quickly assimilate the notion automatically like making a drawing of a mouse and an elephant on a page but mostly our brains do it - we can conceive a picture in our head first. But how could we draw a picture of the solar system showing a relative scale of each within the drawing. I have for instance wondered how big a piece a paper would have to be to draw a rough map of the universe and possibly a point on the page indicating our solar system ?

On the other hand, computers it seems can offer us an appreciation of the scale of things in our world from the tinniest known particle to the size and scope of our entire universe
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