October 20, 2012
There are 75 times more cells in the human body than stars in the Milky Way galaxy
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter containing 200–400 billion stars. The human body … consists of an estimated 20 to 30 trillion cells. This means there are approximately 75 times more cells in a human body than stars in the Milky Way galaxy. (Adapted from Wikipedia Encyclopedia and Encarta Encyclopedia) It reminds one of an Islamic tradition from Imam ‘Ali, quoted by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in ‘The Secret of Divine Civilization’: "Dost thou think thyself only a puny form, when the universe is folded up within thee?"