Powers of Ten "Much of the world operates in powers of 10."...No, much of the world functions on a scale of such magnitude that humans have devised a collapsed way of quantifying it using smaller numbers. Using logrhythmical scales such as decibels or pH means we don't have to try to grasp numbers greater than 10.

## On Nov 26, 2014

Julia M Powerswrote:Powers of Ten

"Much of the world operates in powers of 10."...No, much of the world functions on a scale of such magnitude that humans have devised a collapsed way of quantifying it using smaller numbers. Using logrhythmical scales such as decibels or pH means we don't have to try to grasp numbers greater than 10.