13Mar / 2015
The universe looks one way to humans, another way to eagles and yet another way to cats.
So, what does the universe really look like?
Tags: epistemology, Kant, logic
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Here is my reply found earlier while typing an email.
I looked at my arm, and a little ant was caught in the fibers of my angora sweater, struggling for life on a soft sea of wool. I tried helping her off with a mail envelope, then realized one of her legs was caught onto a fiber. She tried climbing onto the envelope, pulling with all her might, then falling back to the sea of wool. At last I found a pair of scissors and cut her free. She fell down the table, I got her safely back onto the envelope, then carried her out to a pot of petunias.
From cosmology I learned the universe is homogeneous and isotropic – with my central view in any place, every direction from here appears the same. On a morphological perspective, the view is isotropic only, being only the same from a central view – we all are complex stardust, but humans being ‘evolved’, do not see ants as equals. Yet this little ant acts just like me, her struggle is more primal than mine. So here I am a human, looking homogeneously at an ant. The universe must look the same everywhere, our looking just needs to be deeper.
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Thanks Yun for your comment.
Your posts remind me of this http://i.imgur.com/iYQ4OmU.gif I thought you would like it.
You are right whitetekk, I do like it. Thanks.
‘Look’ itself, has many concepts. Can be both physical, meta-physical, beyond physical realm.
If it was ‘look’ in a matter of physical, most of the eye will receive the same, unless, there is some cases one can face, illnesses, or other.
And ‘look’ in a matter of meta-physical, this is the more complex! Our mind has differences although all of us have one thing in common; consciousness. So this means, our thoughts would be so much about it, we do think about how the stars shining on our planet, what knowledge can make us better on seeing the universe? While eagles, they don’t think that way.
So I conclude using both concepts, universe is just universe. Something outer, but inner as well. The ease feeling of connection. Our consciousness just simply meet in there.
Thanks for your comment Atika.
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Haaha a great Q. So, one must be clear on “Actually”. Problem with our mind is we intuitively see things for which logic can’t be flawed. I will give an example in the form of another Q.
” Say a person is raised from childhood normally as any other, but this guy perceives the world differently — i.e what is red for us is blue to him and what is blue to him is red for us. So, when ever he sees something red, he “Perceives our blue”, but as his prents trained him and taught him that what he is seeing is “RED”, he names it as RED in his mind. Simlarly for BLUE. Now, his life goes normally as any one else. Only a person who could peep into the minds of this special guy and a normal one, can understand (if such people exist). So, we have no ways to differentiate the ways in which his perception is different from that of ours.
Similarly, “Actually” is a wrong term. Every one has his perceptions. We are the reference frames for our own observations. But, if one wans to understand the “ABsolute” universe, one needs to go beyod these senses — because senses and mind cause disturbance in our perception (as I explained in my article).
How to do that ? The Mysticism / esoteric studies help — yoga, meditations, rituals etc etc. All of the ancient wisdom is filled to remove this veil of illusion !!
Thank You ! Respond critically, I do not mind 😉 😀
Thanks for giving your views.
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