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  • I should start at the Pre-Colonial Period and tell the story of some engaged naturalists and savants that passed away centuries ago leaving us prequels of what we know today as science - and how they left their steps in our unexplored beaches to tell their tales and remain in our memories centuries before.

    Or I should be tight, straight to the point, speaking of the Metric System and its adoption in Brazil since 1862, leaving for the curious what came after. Since the metric, there's only the meter - and no before. Except for the scientists who still make new measurements and each one is less uncertain than the previous. Nobody stepping at the sands of unexplored beaches, running with the natives, before killing them, or measuring the world from the top of a tower in a city dominated by a family and the Church.

    Sometimes, life seems so measured up by what happens elsewhere - and it's bigger than one life itself. So every life has no importance because of the war, the world and the universe. They become bigger than one unitarian self in the middle of the beach running some day at morning.

    The photo shows how atoms look like in a nanometrologic microschope. Some people give more importance to this image (and all the theoretic shenanigans behind it) than to a person in flesh, bone and feelings.
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