closing one eyelid and hold it closed. It's hard to keep it closed. It
wants to be open. Now, if you close the other one, then the stress is gone.
Either both open or both shut is where it feels best. They were designed
to work together.
Why is there stress when
you try to contravene the normal
way? And what is the normal way?
Any way that transgresses a major principle of the universe, that of balance,
becomes abnormal and produces stress,
such as severe time constraints.upon
you; and such as – seed bearing grass heads such as wheat, having been
tampered with to produce increased yield, can no longer withstand the strong
winds and break under the strain. So let's tamper some more shall we, and
try to engineer a stronger stalk. Mankind will often risk disrupting the
balance for the sake of greed.
When blinded by greed, man
makes things worse for the future; but like, who cares, right? If it's
a better bottom line today, that's what counts! More for me now, while
the future is raped, and an inferior forced product is created
for consumption now, is the thinking man consistently shows.
of greed mentality eradicates peace of the heart. Along with greed, comes
its cousins, haste, anger, frustration, intolerance, and impatience.
exhibiting 'intelligence' as this, man has devised the crackpot theories
he has; evolution being one
complex factors support the eye's ability to
provide vision. By examining the eye we have discovered that the laws
of optics conform to principles
God has used throughout His creation. The eye itself has neural circuits
for vision using the principles of efficient coding.
beat the best technology man has to offer in our highly engineered
technological world of marvelous contraptions.
God has designed optimal
solutions in efficiently representing images of the visual environment
in many types of eyes.
now focusing upon the problem of image compression are watching emerging
results in neuroscience. But more remarkable still is that the principles
used to design these futuristic devices may mimic those of the human brain.
The following comprised from
the article 'Vision and the Coding of Natural Images' in.American
Scientist, May/June, 2000: David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel at Harvard
University have charted the receptive fields of the eye's neurons
discovering the eye's spatially
oriented and 'bandpass'
properties. That is, each neuron in this area responds selectively to a
discontinuity in luminance at a particular location, with a specific orientation
and containing a limited range of spatial
Dennis Gabor's (famous for
his invention of holography) work
shows the function that is optimal for matching features in time varying
signals simultaneously in both time and frequency is a sinusoid
with a Gaussian (bell shaped)
envelope. These describe extremely well the receptive fields of neurons
in the visual cortex. From this
its been concluded that the that the cortex is attempting to represent
both space and spatial frequencies. But, why is such a joint space frequency
representation important if not otherwise suited to natural image's statistical
D.J. Field, 'Relations between
the statistics of natural images and the response properties of cortical
of the Optical Society of America, A, 4:2379-2394, discovered such
statistical consistency in natural scenes that he decided to investigate
whether these receptive fields (Gabor, above) of cortical neurons are somehow
tailored to match this structure. His findings point to these receptive
neurons being tuned to respond to certain patterns inherent in all natural
scenes. The algorithm for finding sparse image codes (only a small part
of the neurons in the cortex are active, the remainder being at rest) is
know as independent components analysis. This analysis reveals the hidden
structure in many sorts of complex signals. The visual system seems to
obey the principles of efficient encoding.
is evidence that histogram equalization
goes on in the eye. Such a histogram can be thought of as a representation
of how frequently a typical photoreceptor in the eye experiences each of
the possible light levels. In reality, the situation is more complicated,
because the eye deals this vast dynamic range in a couple of different
ways. One is that it adjusts the iris, which controls the size of the pupil
(and thus, the amount of light admitted to the eye) depending on the ambient
light level. In addition the neurons in the retina
do not directly register light intensity. rather, they encode
contrast , which is a measure of the fluctuations in intensity relative
to the mean (average) level....Natural signals exhibit a fractal
character." ...D.J. Field, Department of Psychology professor, Cornell
University and Bruno A. Olshausen, Ph.D. in computation and neural sciences,
California Institute of Technology.
are affected by proteins. For
example; the protein mGluR4 is able to detect glutamate (as in monosodium
glutamate). Others are involved in tasting sweet, sours, etc. Without proteins
life would be bland, to say the least.
Birds have 25-70 taste buds,
humans 10,000. If evolution be true, it certainly is unfair; for why should
man enjoy more subtleties of taste?
If God be true, then we see why:.Matthew
Senses of hearing, sight
and touch allow us to effectively interact socially. Man is designed to
be a social being.
is a vacuum. Earth is the only
place where we find air, one of the factors
making it so perfectly habitable for man. There are far too many perfect
designs making life and sustenance
of life available for man to have occurred by
theory is built on the idea that the vacuum is really a structured