Dr. Seuss and Our Place in the Universe

Tonight I saw the movie Horton Hears a Who, an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children's book by the same name. The movie was well done and I enjoyed my foray into childhood memories. In the movie, an elephant named Horton discovers a microscopic civilization called Whoville, existing on a speck of dust. He and the microscopic mayor of Whoville are challenged to convince their respective societies of the existence of each other. An astute observation by Seuss of the human tendency to ridicule and deny new frontiers of knowledge or even other cultures, not surprising since Seuss was a political cartoonist prior to gaining fame for his children's books. But the movie reminded me of a cool short film made by industrial designers Charles and Ray Eames for IBM in 1977 called The Powers of Ten which shows our relative size in the macroscopic and microscopic universe. The film starts with a one meter square image of a picnic. The camera then moves away overhead 10 times further every 10 seconds, reaching to the edge of the universe. The journey is then reversed, going 10 times closer each ten seconds, ultimately reaching the interior of an atom. Combine that with the concept of the fractal structure of our universe, and we get a little better picture of our place in the universe. (9 minutes)— Ken Rohla


Ken Rohla

Ken Rohla is a natural health educator and inventor from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and has been teaching classes and retreats since 1993 on rejuvenation and cellular regeneration using raw and sprouted vegetarian food, herbs, food-based natural supplements, detoxification, emotional healing, reprogramming of limiting unconscious beliefs, ancient esoteric techniques, and cutting-edge science. With a background in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science, for 23 years he worked a variety of jobs in the medical industry, from the patient level to the national policy level. A cutting-edge researcher, Ken has studied with many pioneers in the natural health movement, including Gabriel Cousens, MD; Drs. Brian and Anna Maria Clement; David Wolfe; Dr. Robert Morse; Viktoras Kulvinskas; Brenda Cobb; and many others. In 2005, Ken became certified as a natural health educator by Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and in 2006 was honored to work with Coretta Scott King, wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Currently Ken’s focus is developing natural solutions for new severe threats to our health, such as nuclear radiation, geoengineering pollutants, genetically modified foods and microorganisms, electromagnetic pollution, nanotechnology, biowarfare agents, depleted food, and other issues. You may see interviews with Ken on Gaiam TV, Red Ice Radio, and elsewhere on his web site, www.freshandalive.com.