- Nov 9, 2015
The only thing I don't understand is this: everything you describe above is based on observation and if you're conclusion is correct then, as you say, we're not actually observing things as they are, so what you're describing above is not a description of things as they are, but a description of a biological simulation created by the brain. Bit of a catch22 there...Logic, physics and biology?
Just starting at the 5 senses:
Sight : We can only detect a small portion of the light spectrum
This is translated into signals that are transported to the occipital lobe for translation into "you speak" for what you are seeing.
(Just one example)
The bar in the middle is exactly the same color all the way through, but your brain has certain shortcuts it uses that makes you believe you see a gradient shade of grey that contrasts the background.
Furthermore, it takes information from your eyeball approximately 100ms to reach the occipital lobe and be processed. That's a lot of time for an object that is flying through the air to get closer to you, but with practise we get really good at catching things when we don't "actually" see them flying through the air.
Your brain is really good a predicting things.
From just that one sense, we can logically conclude that you don't see the world/universe for what it really is. Instead your brain is compensating constantly to bring you into the present from approximately 100ms behind...