From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:08:26 -0000 Archived: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 04:34:06 -0500 Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic >From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 22:13:57 -0800 >Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:10:01 -0000 >>Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic >><snip> >>First, I don't think there's a single 'normal sighted person' >>on this Earth who would be reliable when trying to describe something which was truly alien to his/her learned perceptions. <snip> >Finally Ray, FYI the retina IS part of the brain, an outcropping >of neural tissue facing outward that arises early in >development. Unless there is some defect, it has a one-to-one >topographic mapping of the image formed on it, which is >transmitted to the brain and reflected in the one-to-one mapping >there, determined through electrophysiological recordings. Hi David, have had to snip much of your (long) post, which contains many statements presented as 'facts' - like that above. However, in that particular case, although the optic nerve is considered to be 'part of' the brain's neural tissue, there is an interface (still somewhat mysterious) which converts raw impulses from the eye into 'pixel-screen' images - constructed and displayed at the _back_ of the brain. And, as noted by researchers, the flow of data along the optic nerve is two-way (as with hearing). Clearly the brain is constantly telling the eye _how_ and _what_ to see. Accordingly, experiments show that when a new-born kitten is prevented from seeing a particular shape (say a diagonal line at a precise angle) for the first weeks of life, then the adult will never be able to 'see' that shape or line. No matter how important for the cat's survival - actual objects with that shape will be invisible to the cat's brain! In short, what we 'see' is not Reality, not even an approximation, but merely a translation of some selected parts of 'Reality' which would be useful to a tree-living ape. On a lighter but still realistic note, a glance at Youtube will show many video shorts from Dr Richard Haines http://www.nicap.org/bios/haines.htm and in his introductions he explains that he originally tried to use his knowledge of optics and vision (by which he could fool an astronaut into seeing things which weren't there, or make one shape seem like another) to 'debunk' pilots' UFO sightings. Failing to do so, he then became interested in the subject and has made an impressive collection of cases, presented in some of those videos. Haines is a deeply practical scientist, with a gift for clear presentation of facts and he knows how our perceptions can be altered drastically. I.e. just look at all those rather simple 'optical illusions' available on the Web. And they are only the ones which are easy to inflict on us via a screen. Other scientists confirm this (in different ways): "Brukner and Kofler showed that it does not matter how many particles are around, or how large an object is, quantum mechanics always holds true. The reason we see our world as we do is because of what we use to observe it. The human body is a just barely adequate measuring device. Quantum mechanics does not always wash itself out, but to observe its effects for larger and larger objects we would need more and more accurate measurement devices. We just do not have the sensitivity to observe the quantum effects around us. In essence we do create the classical world we perceive, and as Brukner said, "There could be other classical worlds completely different from ours." -- http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_reality_tests/P3/ "We think we know what's out there in the physical world, but it's all interpreted by our brains. Everything we sense is an illusion to a degree." - Vanderbilt University www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/031104063920.htm "There must be a lot out there that we have never learned to see at all - it's part of the real universe, but we can't get it into our brains." - The Collapse Of Chaos by Profs. Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen ISBN 0-670-84983-9 Which is why Sir Martin Rees said: "They could be staring us in the face and we just don't recognize them. ...I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can't conceive ... it could be there as aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains." Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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