Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Constructing Reality

What I find interesting about the human mind is that it "constructs" a "wholeness" from the limited data that the limited sensory apparatus stream to the brain. And most folks look out onto this constructed world (constructed inside the brain) and think it is real as they see it, and it is "out there" -- the illusion complete. When what is really out there is an infinite swirl of subatomic particles mixed and directed by a fabric of forces (strong nuclear, electromagnetic, weak nuclear, and gravity), too small and too invisible for our sensors to make sense of except for a limited spectrum of the electromagnetic force, the photons. And of the photons we sense a tiny part of it's spectrum, we call it visible light, perhaps a self-centered description?