posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 02:00 AM
First of all, I was unsure of wherre to post this topic, so if any mods. need to move it, please feel free and then let me know.
Moving on though, I often like to sit around and wonder about various facets of reality. I've come up with many possible theories of things on my
own, but that's certainly not to say that I necessarily believe such things to be true, just that the things I wonder about make logical sense, and
so it's at least "possible" that it is the case.
For example, here is my most recent "thought".
Imagine the physical world that we look at is like a moving picture. As we all know, movies are created by single frames that change rapidly and give
the appearance of something moving. Now imagine that this is exactly how we perceive the natural world around us. As we see things, we are seeing
single images which are processed by our brains at a certain speed, and that we can only take in so much stuff at one times. I guess another way of
saying this is to imagine we see a picture, a millisecond later, we get a slightly different picture, and so on... but what about the stuff that
we're not seeing, in the milliseconds between the milliseconds of the things we actually perceive if that makes any sense? (trust me, It makes sense
in my head)
I got this idea when I was thinking about every time I see something in the corner of my eye, only to look and see nothing. Perhaps whatever I saw was
actually still there, but only I can't perceive it because whatever physical energy it's emenating (visible light waves for example) is traveling in
the spaces between the images that my brain is processing, and for only that split second that I "saw something" was it traveling in sync with these
images in my head.
I guess yet another way of describing this, is the same way that subliminal messages on television work. You get the moving picture that is relatively
unchanging, but they sneak in a single frame of a naked girl or something. Although you DID actually see this thing, you don't realize it consciously
because it was only there for such a short time Imagine you're looking at a ball on the floor. every time your brain processes an image, there's
the ball, right where it was before. But what if while you were looking at the ball, that for one single frame of your brain some sort of unknown
entity that travels through the air at close to the speed of light crossed the ball, but only you didn't see it becuase it was not in front of the
ball long enough to actually see it?
I realize that may have been a bit tough to follow, and that a couple of those ideas were sligtly different, but hopefully you all get the idea of
what I"m trying to convey-- Basically that there can be all sorts of stuff swirling around, and moving about, but that we can't see because it's
physical image is only seen for such a short time.
Regardless though, that's just a random thought about reality, and like I said, I don't necessarily believe that it's a real phenemonen, but it's
certainly possible, and I love to wonder.
Now I ask all of you.. do you have any of your own "theories" of reality? I'd love to read about them. I've got a few other theories as well, but
perhaps I'll share them at a later time.
[edit on 7-4-2006 by evilgenyus]