Read here about the human body and its role in perceiving and comprehending issues of scale.


The human body is critical to scale studies because it is
  • container of our human being, within the boundary of which we experience our own intimate scale.
  • enabler of the emergence of our human being, which in turn is the entity that experiences scale.
  • maintainer of its own physical existence, a process that entails scenarios operating at multiple scales.
  • enabler of its own reproduction via sex, thus creating an aggregated scale of multiple human bodies.
  • a primary anchor point against which we compare any experience
  • locus of our human consciousness

Human Organs

The human body consists of about 300 organs that are considered in the study of scale as follows:
  • the characteristics of our bodies is used to comprehend units: length of our arms to comprehend length, mass of our bodies to comprehend mass and so on.See Vitruvian man.
  • the brain is the key enabler of conscious report, it participates critically in enabling the measurement, comparison and reporting on scale. See attention or human brain.
  • our perceptual system receives information about the environment via our receptors. See receptor, or see pages on specific receptors:

Human Perception

Human sensory perception is mediated by the human sensory fabrics, complex biological organs that integrate receptors and processors. For more information see receptor.

Human Growth

A human life is exponential by its very nature. Everyone without exception was born as a fertilized egg, and embarked on a journey to adulthood as a free blastocyst, attached blastocyst, embryo, then fetus, doubling in size over and over again.

Links and References

Click below for other pages about the human scale: