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Microbes Don’t Actually Look Like Anything

Found this wonderful YouTube channel on I have to admit I wasn’t expecting it to be so thought-provoking:

Our brains play tricks on us to make us believe the world looks one way, but the world looks different at night than in the day, and both of those things have more to do with the physiology of our eyes and brains than with objective reality. Asking what a microbe actually looks like is, to some extent, forcing our own experience onto something that is beyond it.

If, like me, you somehow recognize the narrator’s voice, that’s because it’s Hank Green (!).