Luckily we have brains to figure out what’s really going on. (via)
December 30th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
In a glass half empty sorta way, but so what. Given that we evolved this way, there must have been very little useful information outside of this region to worry about for our existence, survival, propagation, or prosperity. One might hope that our relatively new abilities to generate information in these regions would cause an evolutionary shift, but technology that lets us “see and hear” that information with ease would argue against any such shift. Evolution may have stopped (or paused) physically, but certainly not functionally. Frankly, I’d prefer to say that humans are pretty darned efficient and quite amazing.
Scott from Ohio
December 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Some species have wider ranges of vision, some species have wider ranges of hearing, but in context of the sights and sounds that exist, every species has a very narrow window on the world.
Humans are the only species in the history of the planet to not only realize that these other electromagnetic and sound frequencies exist, but to also construct devices that allow us to see and hear in these ranges. With appropriate technology, we have wider ranges of vision and hearing than any other species has ever had.
Humans are awesome.
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