Tuesday, January 06, 2009

God's architecture - Part IX

"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me." -- Immanuel Kant

Does it all come down to 'it all depends upon the mind that is mining'? The miner picks at the mound and the mining shapes the outcome, creating a void that the miner perceives as the reality, a reality created inside the miner's mind?

Okay, I was taking a bit of poetic license on how Kant showed how the human mind is an active player in the 'construction' of reality. I use the example of the candle, at arms length, burning, and yes the photons from the flame strike the retina and all the rest that takes place inside the eyeball and where the 'photograph' is 'coded' and this electro-chemical coded message takes flight through the optic nerve and arrives and is translated in the brain as a dancing flame, then the mind takes that interior dancing flame from the mush of gray matter and projects it at arm's length in front of your nose, and the flame you think you see before your nose is actually the 'projected flames' dancing perhaps a nanosecond in time behind the actual dancing flame before your nose. Then the mind makes you think the projected flame and the actual flame are one and the same. Yet the 'real' flame, or I should say, the flame you think you see, is actually an imaginary flame hidden in the darkness in the center of your skull, a flame without a photon, without light, without matter.