This post is an open mind swirl, letting my child like questioning streak jump out on topics such as gravity, cancer, cell migration, eyes, sky colour, dogs, bees and flys.
Looking up at the sky I gazed at its blue tones. I won’t go into details of how the sky is blue, explanations are all over the internet about wavelength vision of certain colours. Instead I began to wonder why we don’t see a violet sky, with its position in the colour spectrum order, surely we should be seeing a violet sky.
Perhaps the sky isn’t blue and it is because the cones in our retina don’t pick up violet very well that we think it’s blue. (Apparently we see colours by using three colour receptors in our retina. Red, blue and green).
My old dog was slowly plodding after a bumble bee as thoughts trailed towards eye sight. It used to be said dogs had black and white vision, although now some veterinarians believe dogs do have mild colour vision basically seeing yellows, blues and grey. If we were to swap eyes with the dog would it experience colours never seen before, would the sky look blue to the dog? What if we actually don’t see all the colours out there, and there are life forms which would think our spectrum is limited. Maybe the sky is helacrom colour ? (A word I just made up).
The bumble bee flew away from my dog, buzzing around landing on different flowers. The bee also views the world in a different way, with an ultraviolet spectrum. The pollen on flowers gives off an ultraviolet colour pattern giving bees a type of landing target that our eyes can not see. Perhaps it’s not just the question of are we seeing all the colours, but instead are we missing out on other ways to see?
So there is heat vision, ultra violet light vision, UV black light, microwaves, radio waves, X-rays, sonar etc. Even ‘Veillance field’ detector glasses are being developed to sense when camera surveillance is looking at you. There are all kinds of gadgets being made as visual aids by combining the brains connections and technology. Would some kind of technology make viewing a blue sky reveal its genuine colour?
My three year old daughter dropped her bucket into the sand pit and sand grains blew towards my face, swishing it away from my eyes my mind continued to ponder. A flys eyes can catch your hand swooping towards it with speedy vision, which is probably more to do with connections in the brain being seven times faster than in humans. I wonder if we were to speed up our brains connections how different viewing the world would be. No wonder the house fly’s life span is only 28 days it must be exhausting cramming in 196 days worth of brain power.
Instead of speedy vision how about gravity vision. After all gravity is still a fairly unknown entity as far as cultivating its qualities. Although I’m not sure how that would aid our eye sight if we could see trails of gravity in everything. Gravitational pull would be great for travel, maybe the UFO’s already figured that one out. Could different forces be combined to creat a new way of seeing the world?
Maybe a type of vision where your eyes could see the matter of an object, differentiating a stone from a feather with a kind of density view, kind of like combining X-ray with weight.
How about using pulling forces in a surgical implement for example pulling all the scattered cancer cells into one place ready to be cleanly removed. My heart goes out to cancer suffering patients, families and the hard working researchers. It would be wonderful if it were possible to operate on terminal cancer patients when the cancer was to far spread throughout the body. But could damaged cells in the body be convinced to all migrate to one area and what time span would it take?
I know nothing about the biology of a cell, or its possibilities of man directing its movement, or which method cell movement would use for example chemical interaction, DNA changes, energy waves, man made device etc. Imagine a gadget the size of a pace maker being inserted into a cancer patient and all the cancerous cells swarming towards it. Far fetched idea but who knows what will be medically possible in the future. But I think you’d agree that research funding is better spent on finding out how to kill the cancer completely rather than moving it to one area to be surgical removed.
In the time it’s taken to walk up the garden and down again I’ve gone from ‘is the sky blue’ to ‘moving cancer cells’. Time to put my questioning trails of thought to good use and pretend to be a fictional baddie. A new X-man that bends gravity, pulling the planet on an anti spin gravitational pull, swirling my daughter over my head and spinning to the grass laughing.
I hope this has sparked your brains into puzzling over things.