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Offline Whiskey

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What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
« on: 28/03/2010 14:26:25 »
hi all - an odd question here...

if you were a microbe on the human body yet possessed human vision - What would you see if you looked up?

Strange I know - but one of those ponderings that has bothered me for a while...

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Hi Whiskey.  In order to keep the forum easy to navigate, I've re-titled your post in the form of a question.  If you want to change it to a more accurate question, feel free to do so.  Thanks!  - JP (moderator)
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Re: What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2010 10:03:04 »
no takers?
 

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Re: What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2010 12:20:52 »
If you scaled down a human eye to microscopic size it would have extremely poor resolution:
 it would just be able to tell whether it was light or dark. An ability some bacteria actually have ...

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Swartz and Bogomolni are still not sure how the regulation of virulence by light benefits the pathogen.
 They suspect that it allows the bacterium to determine when it is outside of its host
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/80588.php
« Last Edit: 01/05/2010 12:25:34 by RD »
 

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Re: What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2010 20:28:42 »
I would see boobs as that is where I would nestle!
 

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What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
« Reply #4 on: 27/10/2010 00:30:17 »
Even if the eye(s) worked perfectly it wouldnt matter - you still wouldnt see anything because:
1) it would most likely be pitch black.
2) the info from the eyes would have no brain to send the signals to!
3) if the eyes were on the cells membrane, the membrane moves that fast it  would just be a scrambled mess.
.... or am i over thinking the whole thing?
 

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What would a microbe see if it had human vision?
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