Unformatted text preview: Looking at the photograph, I realize how foolish and hateful humanity has been on this “mote of dust”. K.C. Cole’s “A Matter Of Scale” discusses subjects that wouldn’t normally cross my mind. She discusses atoms, water molecules, giants, flies, mice, elephants, gravity, microorganisms, skin cells, simple bacteria, and earth itself. Looking closely at the world in a scientific manner, we can discover some of the observations K.C. Cole makes. “An even more powerful microscope would reveal all the creatures that live on your face, dangling from tiny hairs hiding out in your eyelashes. Not to mention the billions that share your bed and dish towels” (Cole, 131). This fact, and many of her other facts, surprised me. I assume that her assertions are true, since she is a physicist, but it’s hard to believe. We never pay attention to the molecules that make up the matter of life....
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Traps during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Queens.
- Fall '07