In my last post (Sept. 25) I spoke of how my brain, sealed inside my skull, learning by remote control, nevertheless seems to be in immediate contact with the outside world.
But the reason it seems that way is because that's what my brain tells me. In other words, if I am, essentially, my brain, my brain is constructing my reality.
An example is color: There is nothing inherently red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet about the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum. Those wonderful colors are constructed by the brain out of electric impulses it receives from my retinas.
So I have to wonder what the world is "really" like. I wouldn't be surprised to find out it's a lot the way we think it is. If it weren't, it would be hard to be successful at living. Yet it might be enough different to surprise us, if only there were a way to find out!