Seeing trees, Seeing the forest…


Pictures in nature seem to consist of sets of repeated patterns which help the human mind “see” and distinguish objects from each other. It is like Nature has its own “error correcting” mechanism. These building blocks are used by the brain so as to filter out “noise” that occurs naturally on the retina. [1]

And it gets even weirder.

For a selection of woodland images, the researchers showed that the distributions of light and dark patches have just the same kinds of statistical behaviours as a theoretical model of a two-dimensional magnet near its critical temperature.

Trees are intermingled in a forest constituting One.

But we see all of them.

It is like the whole world is in a “critical balance”, in a constant state of change as Heracletus postulated. And in this chaos, we are still able to “see” – only because we are also a part of this chaos. Only a tree can see other trees. And none of them knows that they are in a Forest…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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