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MACRO EARTH ?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2007 02:10 pm
I was sitting in my backyard, last nite;
watching the lightning bugs.

I am a pro-lightning bug person,
long having favored them.

Think how the Earth wud be for us,
if we were their size:
rain drops wud be the size of each of us.





Maybe 20 years ago, I was walking thru my driveway,
when I saw one of my dog Mike 's water dishes ( Golden Retriever ).
I had put it up on top of a cabinet in the driveway,
when I decided that he had too many of them on the patio.
He lived inside anyway; he did not appear to object.

When I saw the dish, it had some leaves in it,
fallen from my maple trees, under rainwater, with insect life upon them.
There was a well populated society of submarine insects thriving in the dish.
Thay were having a hi old time.

Mike 's water dish was their world; it was all that thay knew.
I was thinking that if thay had a space program,
it wud be to get out of the water dish.

If thay had a Creation mythology, it wud be of me taking the dish
from the patio floor and putting it on the cabinet.


How 'd u cope with the world, if u were the size of a lightning bug ?
That is the IMPORTANT thing to figure out.

David
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 04:32 am
would a sentient being of the proper size not consider us the same size as lightning bugs? ratio wise anyway.

its all perspective. being that small would be awesome, if we had the same technology at that size. and i could fall off a roof and not get hurt.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 07:29 pm
OGIONIK wrote:


Quote:
would a sentient being of the proper size not consider us
the same size as lightning bugs? ratio wise anyway.

We are not the same size as lightning bugs;
therefore, a sentient being shud not
" consider us the same size as lightning bugs. "



Quote:
its all perspective. being that small would be awesome,
if we had the same technology at that size. and

i could fall off a roof and not get hurt.

HOW cud u fall off a roof and not get hurt, if u were that size ?
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Miller
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 08:23 pm
Quote:
Think how the Earth wud be for us,
if we were their size:
rain drops wud be the size of each of us


We'd need a giant unbrella to stay warm and dry...
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Miller
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 08:25 pm
Quote:
HOW cud u fall off a roof and not get hurt, if u were that size ?

Since you have wings, you could fly away.
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Miller
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 08:26 pm
Talking about lightening bugs, David have you ever heard of the enzyme luciferase?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 09:33 pm
I think I did,
many, many years ago.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 09:35 pm
Lucifer means light bearer.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 09:38 pm
Re: MACRO EARTH ?
OmSigDAVID wrote:

How 'd u cope with the world, if u were the size of a lightning bug ?
That is the IMPORTANT thing to figure out.

David


Why is that the important thing?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 09:45 pm
Re: MACRO EARTH ?
littlek wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:

How 'd u cope with the world, if u were the size of a lightning bug ?
That is the IMPORTANT thing to figure out.

David


Why is that the important thing?


Laughing
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2007 09:56 pm
So far, this has been one of the most bizzare threads on a2k. But, I'll go now and leave y'all to it.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Tue 7 Aug, 2007 03:12 am
OmSigDAVID wrote:
OGIONIK wrote:


Quote:
would a sentient being of the proper size not consider us
the same size as lightning bugs? ratio wise anyway.

We are not the same size as lightning bugs;
therefore, a sentient being shud not
" consider us the same size as lightning bugs. "



Quote:
its all perspective. being that small would be awesome,
if we had the same technology at that size. and

i could fall off a roof and not get hurt.

HOW cud u fall off a roof and not get hurt, if u were that size ?


I dont know, how does an ant lift way more than its body weight and how can an ant fall of something easily 3 to 500 stories ratio wise compared to us, and not even flinch?

I think it has to do with how much gravity effects things with lower mass, through simply not having enough energy to hurt but i am just observing insects i see fall from great hegiths and not experience any injuries.
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