Growing in darkness…

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New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning — the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense — could be used to help people with disabilities. For example, temporary sight deprivation might be used to help deaf and hearing-impaired people adapt to cochlear implants and hearing aids. (1)

Spend a week in darkness. And you will hearing will improve.

Spend a week in total silence. And your eyes will sharpen.

Spend a week in total lack of touch stimuli. And you will reach out to the cosmos.

Spend a week dead. And you will for the first time know what life is…

Review our original premises.

And through the lens of craziness, you may discover logic.

Yes, you can sense the cosmos.

But take a good look.

A lifeless telescope can sense much more than you…

Elusive motion… Only if still moving…

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In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that’s not all. In such intense cold, their molecules slowed to such glacial speeds, they could see something no one has been able to see before: the moment when two molecules meet to form two new molecules. In essence, they captured a chemical reaction in its most critical and elusive act. (1)

And so we captured motion.

So slow that it is barely visible.

And yet, still visible.

Could we slow down that motion even more?

Up to the point of having no motion at all?

Up to the point of having everything standing still?

Watch out for Achilles.

What you are really watching?

Flip the cosmos upside down.

And you will see it upside down!

A cosmos standing still.

A cosmos moving fast.

A cosmos warming up.

A cosmos moving faster.

The more it moves, the better you can see it moving.

Don’t you see?

Everything is more evident when it is more evident.

What if it stands still?

Can you see what you cannot see?

Not seeing the tree… 

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Researchers have shown how it is possible that objects stand out less when they are surrounded by similar objects. This surroundings-suppressing effect is caused by feedback from higher visual brain areas. The results of this research are important for a better understanding of the way in which the brain transforms incoming light into a cohesive image. (1

Wasn’t it obvious? 

That what we do not see is obvious? 

Being part of a vast ocean. 

Isn’t it logical that you cannot see individual drops? 

Living in a universe being. 

Isn’t is reasonable that we cannot see consciousness? 

In the forest of obvious. 

Isn’t it obvious… 

That anything obvious is not? 

Watch out for what you do not see. 

It is the only thing you do! 

Free access to… microbes! Free access to… life! 

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Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people’s access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. In a new essay published November 26 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Suzanne Ishaq and colleagues at the University of Oregon, argue that poverty also compromises health by creating unequal access to beneficial microorganisms.  

People living in low-income communities lack many of the factors that help promote healthy microbiomes, such as access to fresh food, clean air and water, adequate pre- and postnatal care, and healthy indoor environments. Scientists have linked low microbial diversity to poor health, including obesity and associated metabolic problems and multiple mental health and psychiatric disorders. These problems may disproportionally affect poorer individuals and compound existing health disparities. (1

We need access to microbes if we are to have health. 

Yes, we need access to death, if we are to sustain life. 

We need access to the void of knowledge, if we are to appreciate ignorance. 

We need access to our meaningless existence, if we are to appreciate the meaning of being. 

The day is burning now. 

Look at the Moon. 

Do you remember? 

That was the first time you glanced at the Sun… 

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