Friday, 3 October 2008

You and the atom

Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of a million organisms before they became part of you. We are so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms- up to a billion for each of us, it has been suggested- probably once belonged to Shakespeare.
We are all re-incarnations- when we die, our atoms will disassemble and move off to find new uses elsewhere- such as a leaf, drop of dew, a newt or perhaps even another human being.


Blake said...

Thanks for the post on my blog! Very interesting stuff here! I'm very into science; especially stuff on the atomic level. I'll definitely be following this one!


QueerRose said...

Lovely BB

Jen said...

I would love if I had a wee bit of Shakespeare in moi!