Monday, June 9, 2008

The Mind

Clearly, the purpose of evolution is the creation and development of life, but what’s the purpose of life?
The development and perfection of the mind. The mind is the tool we use to produce the technological advancements that in turn ensure the survivability of life. We take a picture of reality and hold it in mind, we then alter that picture until we have a picture of something we think will work in reality and then we attempt to create the new reality. Edison pictured reality without the light bulb, then he pictured the light bulb and then he tinkered with reality until the light bulb became a reality.
All this picturing and re-picturing meant one thing: a picture of reality was going from outside the skull to inside the skull. This is a marvelous fact, one that should have been explored with proposed answers for thousands of years. Science not only fails to explain obvious and incredible fact, how do the images that exist in external reality become the images that we can form in our minds, it fails to recognize it,
Anyone spending anytime in an eye doctor's examining room is familiar with the pictures of the eyeballs on the walls, and even the large plastic eyeballs that can be taken apart to show the various parts of the eye. But this is medical and has nothing to do with how we see what we see. Digging deeper, we find that the eye has millions of what are called photoreceptive neurons. Photon has a definition dealing with the eye, a unit of retinal illumination equal to the amount of light that reaches the retina through one square millimeter of pupil area from a surface having a brightness of one candela per square meter. More words. I don't know where the coined word photon, used to provide an explanation for Einstein's photoelectric effect. came from, but the photograph came first.
These photoreceptive neurons are found in the retina, an inside layer of the eyeball, and come in two flavors, rods and cones. Rods discern light and dark, shape and movement, and contain only one light sensitive pigment. Cones require more light than rods and also come in three flavors, with ones that contain pigments that respond to the different wavelengths or frequencies, red, green or blue. This is a deduction from the white light is made up of all colors fiction Newton created which makes all of nature conform to the human eye. (Frequencies increase until they get to the frequency involved with our vision. Then, by chance, the frequencies we see are all bundled together into a single frequency that then has to be broken down into color. This leads to the absurd notion that material absorbs all colors but the one we see and therefore the cones have to have pigments "sensitive" to the basic colors so they can be separated out and then recombined to form all colors. Seriously, does anyone think nature, which opts for the simplest solution, would create a system that required the eye to see a rainbow first by having each drop of water filter out all but one of the possible colors requiring our eye to then recombine them? Well, yes, everyone.
Knowing nothing about how we see what we see, science returns to the medical, which has the rods and cones sending light to a lens at the back of the eye with the lens connected to the optic nerve. What travels up the optic nerve? How does the mind convert whatever is traveling up the optic nerve into a picture of what is in reality, these questions are simply not valid scientific questions. Empirical science can only speculate on what carries outside pictures into the brain, but it does know what happens when whatever it is that gets to the brain, works: it lights up neurons in specific patterns that become linked for life and those lit up neurons become the picture of reality that we see in reality. So for empirical science, reality is out there, and it's in our heads, but there's no in-between. Our eyes are just one of our senses, and senses, by definition are s senses, so we don't need to make sense out of the obvious.
But the reality is, in the face of science's refusal to admit it as a result of its laziness and resulting ignorance, the dimensions of external reality are somehow transported through our optic nerves so that we can internally reconstruct those dimensions and produce a picture of reality.
(To be continued)

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