The Karate Kid Phenomenon

I recently saw a portion of the Karate Kid on TV, and I couldn’t help but think: I don’t remember all of these people being so young. Last time I saw this, I looked up to the main character. Now he seems like a child. 

Obviously, it has probably been at least a decade since I’ve seen the movie. But what phenomenon is this? Why would I perceive characters so differently? How could my age factor into my perception of others? 

Subconsciously, we must know our age relative to those we see. Because while we change, college kids stay the same age. What changes is us, and the people that are in college, but the age of the people in college stays the same. Therefore the change is not them, it’s us. In our perception of ourselves.

Perhaps, we always compare others to ourselves. Looking for those subtle and not-so-subtle signs of aging. And as we age, we see less of those signs in those younger than us. So as we accept the slow progression of these negative attributes of our own beauty, we cannot help but notice the lack of these attributes in those younger than us. As we accept those as part of our reality, we notice that these attributes are not part of those realities of those younger than us.

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A simplified sketch of comparing flaws. Normalization is the adaptation. And the numbers at the bottom are the perceived difference in age.

Our perception of ourselves is the zero point. Every time we look in the mirror, we are different. We change slowly over the course of our lives. We age. And we adapt to each new perception of ourselves.

You’ve heard the story of the frog being boiled alive. By slowly increasing the temperature, the frog never notices the change.  I think this story closely parallels this psychological mechanism. We are not aware of the change in us, because our aging is the combination of many small changes over a long period of time.

Size Matters: The Evolutionary Case for the Larger Nose

The race with the smallest skulls has the biggest noses. According to the rest of our theory, what does that mean? It means that the engine of the smaller brain gets hot more quickly, so a wider nose allows for greater airflow as well as less warming of the air.

Essentially, the warmer the climate, the larger the nose. But the climate doesn’t explain everything. There are plenty of people with big noses in cooler climates. 

Einstein was known for his huge nose. And he’s also famous for one of the most unique and powerful minds in the past 200 years. If you assume that his brain was more powerful than the average person, he’d need more airflow to support it. 

Peoples noses and ears grow throughout their lives. We’ll have to get into the ears later. What’s important here is that the nose can keep growing. 

The eyes cool the brain. We’re going to develop this idea in a future post. While I think there is evidence to support it, the eyes simply do not grow, so they cannot appropriately adapt the brain to greater stress. They do have another function that relieves stress, they can emit electromagnetic waves

The brain can get bigger. And it actually does until a certain point. People’s brains begin to shrink after their fortieth birthday. 

So yes, the climate matters. But not just the external climate. The internal climate as well. There are a couple of actions the body can take to neutralize the higher brain entropy: balding and a bigger nose.

What determines the solution? Let me remind you of all of our studies on eyesight. Essentially, poor eyesight is a symptom of high brain entropy. If you opted for glasses or contacts, you may force your body into a constant elevated state. The brain thinks it’s at equilibrium, but it’s not. So instead of increasing airflow [with nose enlargement], it reduces entropy by cooling the top of the head.

Sources:

  1. https://www.popsci.com/climate-nose-shape-evolution/
  2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1288/00005537-199103000-00009
  3. https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006616
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/16/climate-shaped-the-human-nose-researchers-say
  5. https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-your-nose-grows-with-age-2223746
  6. https://www.zwivel.com/blog/sniffing-nose-shapes-12-common-nose-types/

Predicting Longevity

There is a non-zero chance you die today.

Let’s say you have the ability to live to be 120 if everything goes as planned. That is 43,800 days. So if you’re 37, you’re chance of dying is 1/30,295. Every day you are alive, the denomination of that fraction goes down, and the likelihood of your death goes up.

We’ll say it’s 1/30,295-1, 1/30,295-2, and so on.

But that’s assuming you live to be 120. The truth is, it’s unlikely you live to be 100. And even scarier, you don’t know how long you’re going to live. So the equation looks more like this:

1/x-n

where x is the number of days you have left

We are aware of the fact that n is going up. But it’s hard to come to terms with the fact that x is stationary. Maybe it’s not. 

Let’s say that every day you workout, you increase x by 0.25. And every day you eat healthy, you increase x by 0.25. So you can slow down your demise, but you can’t stop it.

If your normal x was 60 years. You have 21,900 days. Exercise could theoretically increase your x by 5475 days or 15 years. Eating healthy could add another 15 years. So you could stretch things out 30 years. You could live to be 90. That’s theoretically, and if you exercised and ate healthy every single day.

But every day does not do the same amount of damage. N does not always equal 1. If you stayed out all night drinking, n=2. If you didn’t sleep well, n=1.5. If you were stressed all day at work, n=1.5. If you are overtraining, n=1.25.

So as you can see, if your x was 21,900 days, you could live to be 90 if you worked out and ate healthy every single day. But if you didn’t sleep well, overtrained, or any other number of things, you could manage to do more than a day’s worth of damage to your body in any one-day span. Let’s say that you struggle every other night sleeping for ten years. That would cost you 7.5 years of life in our model. You’d live to be 82.5.

Control what you can to maximize x and minimize n, because no one knows what their x is. Create an infinite series that you can live with, because like it or not, that’s what you’re doing.

Hawking [Eye] Radiation

In 1974, Stephen Hawking made an argument that black holes emit radiation. How farfetched is the possibility that our eyes emit radiation of their own?  Sit tight and let me try to prove it to you. 

How can I tell someone is looking at me?

There was a study in 1898 that showed that people could somewhat sense someone staring at them. There have been numerous studies since then to try to validate or disprove these original tests. Some confirm the results. Some don’t.

I’d say that whether or not you can feel that someone is looking at you depends on who is looking at you, and what their state of mind is when they are looking. 

What the science is clear on is gaze detection. We can tell when someone in our peripheral vision is looking at us, and typically where it is coming from.

Some autistic people feel electric shocks when they make eye contact with people. Some non-Autistic people do tooThis is not an illusion or the placebo effect. Autistic people have very sensitive brains under high pressure, so it’s not surprising that they feel this better than anyone else.

What conditions constrict the pupils? Opiates and high blood pressure, among other things. So in what ways are these things related. Opiates actually lower blood pressure and yet constrict the pupils. So if we view the pupil as a source of some radiation, the body would be constricting the pupils to increase blood and brain pressure, in an attempt to keep you alive.

Pupil size decreases with age. Blood pressure goes up. If the eyes do in fact release some sort of radiation, the pupil may be the only release point. So as the pupil size diminishes, the amount of radiation expelled decreases. Brain pressure and blood pressure increase. As does brain entropy. This makes strokes more likely.

 

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Pupil size by age
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Blood pressure by age

What medications  and conditions dilate the pupils?

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Motion sickness medicines
  • Anti-nausea medicines
  • Anti-seizure drugs
  • Medications for Parkinson’s disease
  • Botox and other medications containing botulinum toxin
  • Atropine (used for myopia control and other medical purposes)

What could this mean? It could mean that brain pressure may be tied to allergies, motion sickness, nausea, seizures, Parkinson’s, and myopia.

Tesla on Helmholtz: He could see in complete darkness by only using the light of his own eyes.  This is the father of modern optometry. He invented the ophthalmoscope. He’s not just some random quack. So here are two of the biggest thinkers of the 20th century saying this happened.

Animal pupil shapes. If the purpose of the pupil is only to let light in? Why do animals have pupils of so many varying shapes? The surface area of the pupil would make sense for animals who live in different conditions, but different shapes? Is it possible that these shapes serve some other purpose, like that of an electromagnetic emission? 265_e56954b4f6347e897f954495eab16a88

In summary, here are your reasons that the eye’s emit some sort of radiation:

  1. Psychic staring effect
  2. Pupil Size decreases with Age
  3. Autistic eye contact
  4. Pinpoint pupils and high blood pressure
  5. Eyedrops effect blood pressure
  6. Helmholtz
  7. Animal Pupil shapes

So if the mind has a certain state that sends electromagnetic waves through the eyes, what if any applications does this conclusion have in modern medicine, namely high blood pressure and drug overdoses?

Sources:

  1. https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-medical-drugs-that-are-currently-used-for-something-other-than-their-originally-intended-purposes
  2. https://www.verywellmind.com/why-would-opiate-medications-cause-fainting-1298844
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695747/
  4. https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Ask_the_doctor_Can_eye_drops_for_glaucoma_affect_the_heart
  5. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-narcissus-in-all-us/201102/how-you-know-eyes-are-watching-you%3Famp
  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_staring_effect
  7. https://www.reddit.com/r/infp/comments/4ynnfj/eye_contact_electricity/
  8. https://www.quora.com/What-causes-the-electric-jolt-feeling-I-sometimes-get-when-locking-eyes-with-a-stranger

 

 

Entropy and the Brain

So here’s an article about the entropy in the brain and how it increases with age. This fits my model of aging, “brainbeats”, and personal time perception. There are mixed studies on whether more or less entropy in the brain is better. But we already know the answer to that.

  • Less entropy the better.
  • Caffeine creates brain entropy. And so do a bunch of other things
  • Stress is entropy.
  • Entropy alters personal relativity. May want to check out this article on that. 

Entropy always increases in a closed system, but we are not closed systems. It’s the second law of thermodynamics.

So, let’s assume the brain is a cylinder filled with gas. It should adhere to the following equation: PV=nRT, where P is pressure, V is volume, and T is temperature. n and R are constants the won’t apply since this calculation is more a correlation. We haven’t figured out those constants for the brain yet. 

As the temperature rises, the entropy rises. And either pressure or volume rises. So, in the closed system of your body, entropy always increases. But, if we allow your brain to expand, we can decrease the pressure and temperature.

So our brains shrink over time. And if they shrink, the pressure of our ideal gas, and temperature will rise accordingly. Entropy rises. But we know that all of this is just further from our ground state, where we sleep, recover, and learn best. Our perceptions of time will shorten, and hasten our aging process.

What is associated with elevated brain pressure?

One of the most damaging aspects of brain trauma and other conditions, directly correlated with poor outcome, is an elevated intracranial pressure. ICP is very likely to cause severe harm if it rises too high. Very high intracranial pressures are usually fatal if prolonged, but children can tolerate higher pressures for longer periods. An increase in pressure, most commonly due to head injury leading to intracranial hematoma or cerebral edema, can crush brain tissue, shift brain structures, contribute to hydrocephalus, cause brain herniation, and restrict blood supply to the brain. It is a cause of reflex bradycardia. [Source]

Can our brains grow? Yes. That should not surprise you. As the volume increases, brain pressure in the model would go down. But later in life, they start shrinking, and so do we. They grow until you start trying to lose weight. They go until you start aging. They grow until you throw in the towel. Here’s a chart of brain weight over time. See for yourself. The decrease in brain weight corresponds with aging.

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What, if anything are the takeaways here? The brain follows the second law of thermodynamics. Entropy causes aging. I’m adding this to my brain model. What’s next? Apply this model to the Bends and altitude sickness. 

Sources

  1. https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/dev.html
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21008-6
  3. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep02853
  4. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128311-800-a-brief-history-of-the-brain/amp/
  5. http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/03/study-4-factors-that-may-shrink-your-brain/

You control your sunburn

Well, to some extent. 

Think about the last time you went to the beach. You now the drill. Some people will burn in fifteen minutes and others won’t burn for hours, even if they are the same skin tone. How can this be the case?

It’s because of the medication they’re taking. Yes, maybe. But why?

Each person perceives time differently. Remember, time does not exist. So it’s your perception of time that actually either speeds up or slows down your actual sun exposure. The greater amount of strain you have in your life [there are all kinds of sources], the less time you can stay in the sun without burning.

It sounds ridiculous even writing it, but just think about it. We have proven that our perceptions of time effect aging, menstrual cramps, puberty, and blinking. Your perception of time controls how much damage the sun can do to you in the same amount of time as someone else.

What about skin cancer? It’s a real thing. Sunscreen helps prevent it, but what sunscreen does is shield you from the suns rays. And your body benefits from the sun. Oh, and there are types of skin cancer that people get in places the sun doesn’t touch.

Skin cancer is essentially the latter stage of skin aging. The risk factors for skin cancer are age, fair skin, radiation, smoking, and being a guy. If you’ve read any of my other posts, these shouldn’t surprise you.

Why do men get skin cancer so much more often than women? It’s the same reason that women live longer. Generally speaking, they perceive time slightly better than men. Meaning that your average woman will be more patient than your average man, but just not for reasons you’re thinking. One hour for a man will just seem much longer than it will for a woman. This obviously varies from person to person, and from day to day. 

Old people get skin cancer more often. The average age of melanoma is 63. And we’ve proven that aging starts in the brain.

Your skin can still recover and adapt. So wear sunscreen, or don’t. But sunscreen or not, when you get burnt it’s time to cover up.  So here’s a crazy idea, your skin is a living thing, just like your muscles. We stress our muscles to get stronger. Allow them time to recover, and repeat. That’s how we should view sun exposure.

Ok. So what do I do now? Just continue living your life. Start thinking about what you’re doing every day that makes you burn faster than all of your friends. Because that’s what’ll kill you. Not the sun.

Sources:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-art-and-science-aging-well/201702/why-do-women-live-longer-men
  2. https://www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/preventing-melanoma/facts-about-sunscreen
  3. https://www.cancer.gov/types/skin/melanoma-photos
  4. https://www.skincancerprevention.org/skin-cancer/risk-factors
  5. https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html
  6. https://www.skincancer.org/healthy-lifestyle/anti-aging/seniors
  7. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-sunscreen-protec/
  8. https://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts
  9. http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2014/01/28/3930977.htm
  10. https://www.quora.com/Are-there-more-cases-of-skin-cancer-near-the-equator

 

 

We cause Down Syndrome

I wish we didn’t, but we do. It’s important to know that to properly prevent it. 

Down Syndrome occurs way more often in older mothers. Look at the chart below. Why is that? I have no idea. What I do know, is what causes aging.

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  • A 20-year-old woman has a 1 in 1,500 chance of having a baby with Down’s syndrome.
  • A 30-year-old woman has a 1 in 800 chance.
  • A 35-year-old woman has a 1 in 270 chance.
  • A 40-year-old woman has a 1 in 100 chance.
  • A 45-year-old woman has a 1 in 50 chance or greater.

The only thing that’s different in a woman that’s 20 and a woman that’s 40 is her mind. Maybe not all, but that’s where it all started. That’s the source of the aging.

Mental strain equals aging. Aging equals a better chance of having a kid with down syndrome. But if aging starts in the brain, and we know the cause, can we reduce the chances of these kids being born with these defects. Yes. You can take these precautions at any age.

The Global Down Syndrome foundation has this on its website: “Down syndrome has nothing to do with race, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, or anything the mother or father did during pregnancy. [Source]” You just don’t have enough information to prove that. You’re also closing the door on other research or correlation that may help prevent this in the future.

Let’s just call it genetic. It’s easier. No one will feel guilty. It’s just simply not true. If it was genetic, why would older women have kids with it so much more often than younger women? 

Down syndrome is not genetic. Sorry. I wish it was. It has a positive correlation to the age of the mother. And we’ve already figured out what the difference is between old people and young people: the only difference. Their minds. We’ve traced the roots of the aging process to the brain, and have discovered the cycles that accelerate it. I know what you’re thinking: our genes change over time. That’s right. And what causes the genes to change? Stress. 

We cause Down syndrome. And it’s preventable. So if you’re trying to get pregnant at any point, but especially late in life, question your mental health first, and make sure you’re in the right place before taking the plunge. Your baby’s health depends on yours.

Metabolism: Eat more to age less

So as we get older, our metabolism slows, right? That’s what they tell us. I don’t see it quite that way.

What is your metabolism? It’s essentially how fast your body breaks down the food you eat. We know that fitter people have faster metabolisms. And younger people. So what in God’s green earth does that mean?

It means that the people with lower mental strain have faster metabolisms. The less you blink, the faster your body churns. And the faster your body churns, the slower you age. The slower you age, the less likely you are to get basically any disease. Or die young.

Your metabolism is another symptom of your perception of time. As your metabolism slows, your aging process accelerates. The beauty of all of it is that you control it. The decisions you make day in and day out determine this.

Proven ways to slow down your metabolism and age faster: drink, smoke, get fat. The others we have proven over several different posts: caffeine, SSRI’s, and glasses. If this sounds like crazy talk to you, you need to go back and do some reading.

But if you’re like everyone else, you’re not looking for the fastest way six feet under. You’re looking for a fountain of youth. You’re probably looking for a time machine, but you’d settle for a fountain of youth. You’d settle just to stay where you are. So would I.

What if I told you that I thought that was possible? We’ve proven that there is only one brain disease, and it’s curable. We’ve proven that aging starts in the brain. We’ve shown that athletes age much slower. They hit menopause later. They blink less. [this matters]. They don’t get cancer. They don’t lose their minds.

Fuel your body the way it was designed to be fueled. And go out and change the world.

Aging happens when you throw in the towel. Find something you’re passionate about. Find something to fight for. And pursue it with wreckless abandon. That’s your only hope.