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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Faldoni, parts 2652 - 2655

 2652. The ears seem to also have a similar defect when you consider that distant sounds are always indistinctly heard, and close sounds are always presented to the brain as being very loud. This fault of the ears can be very extreme when we consider that a buzzing fly in one's vicinity can be perceived as extremely noisy  when compared to the roar of a thousand ton freight train which might to be a few miles distant from the listener. The train might sound no louder that a moth fluttering on the windowsill. 

 2653. So too with the eye, a grape or a walnut, which at its largest dimension might only be two inches across is capable of visually blocking out something like the grand canyon, or the Statue of Liberty, only because of the happenstance that it is directly in front of the eye and blocking our view of the distant gigantic object.

 2654. I am sure whomever it was who designed the original human eye never realized to what an extent this simple fault would lead to the most dire consequence as human beings evolved and formed societies and civilizations and the absolute necessity arose of being able to understanding that things that are far away are not only just as big, but also just as important as things which are close up.

2655. Certainly one is not ever aware of this fault of perception simply because all our lives we have had no other way of looking at things, so we are not only completely accustomed to it, but can’t imagine anything different. It takes some sort of a shock to make you realize how inadequate out visual apparatus actually is.

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