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The Inner World.
Most people feel that
they are in the world. Actually our brains generate our world.
Colors only exist within our experience.
Within the brain is
a world simulator that is so good we think it is real. Think of a
blind person's reality. Try to describe colors to this person.
Some people care color blind, and some women can see more colors
that other people. These women have an extra cone receptor in their
This is why you like certain foods, art and fashion that
other people do not share with you.
You can have two
realities within your own body. Get three tubs of water, one cold,
one hot, and one room temperature. Hold one hand in the cold water,
the other in hot water for about a minute. Then put both hands in
the room temperature water. Each hand will feel a different
You can do this with your eyes. Hold one hand
over one eye in a bright room. After a couple of minutes, turn off
the lights and uncover the one eye. The eye that was covered will
see better in the dim light.
Science focuses on the physical
world (distal world) and most of the time we focus on a simulated
world (proximal world) which is created with our brain.
Distal and proximal are medical terms. Distal means that two parts
of the body are distance from each other, whereas proximal means two
parts of the body are close together. The head is distal to the
feet. The heart is proximal to lungs.
The Distal World
The distal world is measured by scientific instruments directly.
It best described in terms of mathematics. One could visualize it as
vast swirl of force fields and quantum particles. There is no color,
sound, feel, taste or smell here. It also can be seen as just
massive amounts of numbers.
The Proximal World
proximal world, the world that closest, things are made into cartoon
like images and sensations including color, sound, feel, taste and
smell. All this is simulated as signals from the distal world are
integrated by our brain. The brain paints a picture that can be
understood. What we see is the art generated by a simulator.
The proximal world paints of world that good enough to keep us
out of trouble, and can even entertain us. If it did a poor job, we
would did not make it through the evolutionary selection process.
Recommended books which support many
of my ideas.
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