Forget Your Rangefinder? Make your Own

Our optical world is pretty incredible, in that the further we are from objects the smaller they are in our field of view. Our brain accounts for this. It takes this relative height into account when judging the size of distance objects. It’s not something you have to think about, it happens automatically.

Next time you’re on the golf course, you can use it to your benefit. The flagstick is always seven feet high, regardless of how far you are from it. But in your field of vision, it may appear much smaller.

With your arm fully extended, thumb up, and body facing the flag, close one eye and observe the height of the flag relative to your thumb.

When you’re a hundred yards out, from this position, use a pen and mark the relative size of the flag on your thumb. At a hundred and fifty yards, do the same thing. At two hundred yards, do the same thing.  As long as you stand the same way relative to the flag, you have a makeshift rangefinder. And it can be as accurate as you want it to be. Of course, it’s unlikely that you’ll be down to the yard accurate, but it should be possible to narrow the distance to ten to twenty yards with a properly ‘calibrated thumb.’

If you want to take it up a notch, there is no real reason to even know yardages anyways. We only use those to pick clubs. So next time you do it, just write the club number down instead of the yardage.

Solving the Pecten: The Reverse Photoelectric Effect

We’ve shown how birds use their seventh sense to navigate, and shown how it may be why they fly into windows. One question we haven’t answered is how does it work. Any answer to this question must determine the use of the pecten, the mysterious vascular structure at the back of the avian eye.

The opposite of the photoelectric effect is X-Ray production. Just take a look at an X-Ray producing apparatus next to the eye of a bird. They look remarkably similar. Not only that, but the physics that produces X-Rays could produce the seventh sense.

The eye is the tube. The pecten is the anode target. Light would create the heat, current, and voltage.

X-rays can be generated by an X-ray tube, a vacuum tube that uses a high voltage to accelerate the electrons released by a hot cathode to a high velocity. The high velocity electrons collide with a metal target, the anode, creating the X-rays.

It’s worth noting that UV light is one step below X-Rays on energy. Meaning, if we lower the energy of the input, the output would be lower as well. And this means that the process would produce the expected wavelength of rays.

E=pc

E=hf thus pc=hf

p=\frac{hf}{c} and f=\frac{1}{\lambda}

Thus E=\frac{hc}{\lambda}

So if the energy goes down, what happens to \lambda? It increases. Frequency decreases. That’s exactly what we anticipated!

The pecten is a comb-like structure of blood vessels belonging to the choroid in the eye of a bird. It is a non-sensory, pigmented structure that projects into the vitreous body from the point where the optic nerve enters the eyeball.

How does this produce a charge? The pigment makes sense. That would absorb light. But how does this structure act as the anode? The light creates current in the eye. And the pecten structure absorbs this light, but is also affected by the current. So the pecten itself becomes charged by the field it sits in. The particles it moves to cool and nourish the eye, become charged so that as the photons enter, they scatter UV radiation back through the eye.

We’ve shown how current in the eye helps us balance, and effects photo-epilepsy, it would also orient the cells on the pecten in a polarizing fashion. The positively charged side would face the front of the eye. And that’s what the anode does in x-ray production. So the light charges the eye, polarizes the nourishing pecten, and uses the pecten as an anode to fuel the bird’s seventh sense of ultraviolet production.

Sources:

  1. https://www.graduate.umaryland.edu/gsa/gazette/February-2016/How-the-human-body-uses-electricity/
  2. http://www.sprawls.org/ppmi2/XRAYPRO/#THE%20X-RAY%20TUBE
  3. https://www.radiologymasterclass.co.uk/tutorials/physics/x-ray_physics_production
  4. https://physics.info/x-ray/
  5. https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/ultravioletradiation.html
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_vessel
  7. https://campus.murraystate.edu/faculty/tderting/anatomyatlas/salee_shaw/hawkinstruc.html
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heel_effect
  9. https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/xraytubescoolidge/coolidgeinformation.htm
  10. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-effect-of-intraocular-ablation-of-the-pecten-of-Brach/bad2d891e6630529b47b7ce8fa1d89285d8c1258

Proving the afterlife

Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It’s the first law of Thermodynamics. And it’s important here. 

What else do you need to know? That the soul exists, and it’s pure energy. We know that your mind and body don’t go anywhere when you die. We can see that. But there is one function of human consciousness that we don’t observe: how fast we’re vibrating. [Yes, you read that right]

So if we can assume that the soul exists, and it is pure energy. Literally a frequency and a magnitude. If your soul is pure energy, and energy cannot be created or destroyed, there is an afterlife. 

And the craziest part of all, is that we control the speed that we vibrate. The more stress you put on the human body, the faster it vibrates and the faster it ages. You have a unique frequency, and a unique amplitude, and it’s made up of the stresses that have made you who you are.