We Are All Pit Vipers

Alternate Titles: Solving Slanted Pupils and The Seventh Sense

Last week we argued that the eyes produced radiation under some conditions. The question becomes, if this is true, what is the purpose of this sense in the animal kingdom? 

 

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Why do some animals have slit pupils?

The predator/prey model doesn’t explain all cases. It basically says that the predators have the slit [elliptical pupils] and the prey have round pupils. This works for most cases, but not all. Most cats have them, but not big cats like lions or tigers. Some foxes have slanted pupils as well.

So it seems like small animals, who eat meat, need extra depth perception. The theory is that the slits in their eyes give them an added sense of precision for their attacks.

The two slits cross at the point of focus, and that point would be direct back in to the nasal cavity, or whatever sensory organ receives the eye-transmitted signal. The smaller the slit, the more precise the attack.

Pit vipers are the tell all. I think it’s important to know that the pit is a sensory organ, but we don’t know exactly how it works. All I’m saying is that I agree that the pit is the sensor, but a sensor needs a probe. And in these cases, the probe comes from the eye slit. With the very precise infrared rays, the pit information is useful. For example, knowing that there is a creature nearby is useful, but knowing exactly where it is in relation to your eye and pit is crucial to attack. I’d argue that the nose or nasal cavity is a similar pit.

What about cats? 

Some breeds have slanted pupils. They have this sense too. Their vision is terrible, and yet they can take down birds, mid-flight, bugs, and all sorts of other little creatures. These types of attacks require something more than what cats possess. But, if you can assume for a moment that the eyes emit radiation, and now that there is some sort of pit on the face of the cat. The cat becomes an infrared warrior. More precise, and adapted for nighttime attacks.

Ocean-bottom sharks have oblique slant pupils. Because they attack upwards. Or so they can attack upwards, depending on the way you look at things. 

Sidebar solution: What do rays eat? Things that live just under the ocean floor. Why does that matter? Because I just read on Wikipedia that they have an “electric organ” that science did not know the purpose of. So here you go: The tail hangs down just slightly below the body of the animal so that the electrical pulses are focused on the wide body of the animal. So whatever pulses it’s sending with its tail, it’s receiving with its body.

What about the cuttlefish? 

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This is the strangest eye in the animal kingdom [and probably the strangest creature]. The “w” as it is commonly referred to essentially is two vertical slits connected by a horizontal slit. Furthermore, the curve of the vertical slits is similar to the curve of the middle hump. If we assume that the vertical slits emit infrared radiation, the focal point of these probes would be the center hump of the horizontal slit. It even has the look of an outline of a snake, because it handles the sending and receiving of these infrared rays.

Source:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish
  2. https://www.livescience.com/51787-why-cats-have-vertical-pupils.html
  3. https://oceana.org/blog/5-incredible-ways-shark-and-ray-eyes-create-super-sensitive-vision
  4. https://www.petmd.com/cat/slideshows/ultimate-guide-cat-visionectric_ray
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroreception#Electrocommunication
  6. https://www.columbiatribune.com/c254f44a-a76e-11e2-87fb-10604b9f6eda.html
  7. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-cats%E2%80%99-eyes-get-big-before-they-attack-a-person
  8. http://jeb.biologists.org/content/209/1/18
  9. http://www.koryoswrites.com/nonfiction/the-functions-of-different-pupil-shapes/
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_vision
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skate_(fish)#Diet_/_Feeding
  12. http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/other-pets/snake-anatomy/
  13. https://clinicalgate.com/venomous-snakebites-in-north-america/
  14. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042698913000539
  15. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/07/430149677/eye-shapes-of-the-animal-world-hint-at-differences-in-our-lifestyles
  16. https://sharkuniversity.org/2017/02/07/pupils/

Field of Vision

Yesterday I put some 0.5 diopter contacts in. Why? Because I’m a hopeless romantic. Because I wanted to see what it felt like. If the slightest amount of vision correction is all I need to feel better, what’s it matter, right? 

So I put in two 0.5 diopter contacts, and went for a run. I don’t know that it was any faster than usual, but it was more peaceful. It went by faster. 

I stopped to think about my fear and anxiety. Not during my run. After. They were gone. But not in a good way. I hadn’t overcome them. I had hidden them. I was essentially buzzing. 

From this point, I realized that the state of mind that I began to fall back on was too volatile for a normal life. Maybe I fixed my vision too quickly, and I needed to taper off some more. Or maybe it was something else entirely. 

I put on some glasses and my mind started churning. If all I needed to do to be completely fulfilled was look like a goober all the time, I’d probably go for it. I popped the lenses out, and put them on. And not immediately, but soon, something started to happen. My mind began to relax. 

So I sit here today writing this post in lense-less glasses, feeling great. And here’s why I think it works: 

My superpower, my experiments, or whatever I’ve done in the past have made me somewhat immune to mental strain. I’ve said before that I can see out of your glasses. 

When I get stressed, or in the zone, my eyes widen, and my peripheral vision expands. My pupils dilate, just like yours, and I start to take in more of the world around me in less time. I call this freezing time. The problem is, that it’s not healthy to freeze time constantly, and that’s what all my experiments allowed me to do. To see in field of vision that I shouldn’t be able to, and probably wasn’t supposed to. 

So with these silly glasses on, I shrink my field of vision, and my mind can almost rest with my eyes open. The smaller field of vision gives me a smaller chunk of information, something that I can actually process. I blink less, and can focus much better. Basically, when my body is resting, my mind is finally resting too. 

What I think this means?

It means that my experiment isn’t done yet. If shrinking my field of vision helped me in this capacity, what can it do for others? If putting some specs on was all someone needed to help reduce mental strain, which we have proven effects every facet of how your body operates and ages, because it controls your perception of time.

 

How to age like white people

If you don’t like sarcasm, go read anything else I’ve written.

Let’s be honest with ourselves here. We’re really on to something. For those on the outside looking in, here’s what you need to do to catch up.

Starve Yourself. Just eat less. Or don’t eat at all. Who care’s if you were born to be 250 pounds? Humans have survived worse. Just as long as you can stand on the scale and feel good about yourself.

Drink Coffee. This is super helpful when you’re trying to starve yourself. It really kills the appetite and gives you that burst of energy that you used to have all the time when you were whole.

Get glasses. In the stress of starving yourself, you’re going to start to feel different. Your vision may start to blur. Glasses can help alleviate this annoyance and get you back to what’s important: getting as thin as humanly possible.

Workout when you don’t feel like it. Earn your gold stars. Outwork your friends. That’s what it’s all about. Looking good naked. Win the race to the grave.

Ignore your body. Don’t worry about how sore you are, or how much your stomach is growling after that big salad you just ate. Just keep plugging away. Maybe your headache will go away. You can always just go get coffee in a couple hours.

Get depressed. As you starve yourself with the aid of glasses and exercise, this should be easy. Just go with it. You’ll hate every minute of every day.

Take Meds. Since you can’t figure out what went wrong, and you can’t go five minutes without flipping someone off, go talk to someone. Get them to give you pills. That’s what you need: one more variable to sort out.

That should be enough to get you started. If you don’t start seeing results in 30 days, you’re doing something wrong.

 

Proving Intelligent Design

I’m sure this has been done before, but it’s my turn.

So…you’ve accepted the fact that William Bates, Jake Steiner, or whoever else was on to something. You believe me that your vision is fine, or maybe you’ve looked into it and already started working on your own vision. Regardless, if you don’t accept that premise, stop here. [Start with Don’t Read this Post First or How to see better today]

If you can accept it for a moment, even hypothetically, please continue. So if everyone’s vision is fine, but everyone’s eyes are really just holes in their face, what does that mean? It means that all of our brains are fine. More than fine. They are perfect.

When you notice that your mind at rest sees, and feel it for yourself, you will start to understand what I’m talking about. So if your mind is perfect, and it sees best when you are relaxed and happy, you were designed to be happy. It is your ground state. This is not a huge leap of logic. We know in physics that nature loves the path of least resistance. Well the path of least resistance for you is happiness and peace. Sight is really just a symptom, but I harp on it because it is the key to it all. It unravels the secrets of the universe.

Next: If you were designed to see and to be at peace and happy, there must have been a Designer. We were all given the same chance. The same hardware. It’s our choice what to do with it.

We create all of our own misery. You were perfectly programmed to be perfectly happy. Just think about your childhood. What’s happened to you in between then and now is your doing. You’re the only one that can set the clock back. You’re the only one to blame. Not the circumstances. Not the environment. Take your life back. Take back your mind. Use what was given to you and do what you were designed to do: be happy.

 

 

There is only one [brain] disease

I don’t know what to call it yet. But give me a chance to explain.

Here are the symptoms:

  • depression
  • obsessive compulsive behavior
  • fear
  • loss of eyesight
  • tiredness [poor sleep]
  • aging
  • anxiety
Mood
  • apathy
  • general discontent
  • guilt
  • hopelessness
  • loss of interest
  • mood swings
  • sadness
Sleep
  • early awakening
  • excess sleepiness
  • insomnia
  • restless sleep
Whole body
  • excessive hunger
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • restlessness
Behavioral
  •  agitation
  • excessive crying
  • irritability
  • social isolation
Cognitive
  • lack of concentration
  • slowness in activity
  • thoughts of suicide
Weight
  • weight gain
  • weight loss

 

Treatment:

  • Caffeine
  • Glasses
  • SSRIS
  • Stimulants
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Alcohol

Each of these loses their effect over time in the same manner. As the mind develops resistances or weaknesses, depending on how you look at it, it becomes dependent on these drugs [and devices] as their strengths need to gradually increase as the patient’s mind weakens.

Cure:

No known cures at this point. The disease typically progresses as the subject ages. The mind and the body begin to break down. The subject eventually dies of “natural causes.”

So how can I possibly lump all this together? We were all given the most perfect and complex machines to run our bodies, and some of us need to re-calibrate, or even need to relearn how to use them. Our computers catch these loops, and latch on to our treatments, and we can start downward spirals that end up killing us, sooner or later.

Your eyes are the way in. They can change your mind. They are your treatment. You brain is perfectly capable of doing everything that you need it to on its own. Your fears are slowing it down. Fears about the present, the past, or the future. Maybe your dysfunction has the same name as mine, or maybe not.

You were made for happiness. Your mind is a perfect tool that you need to relearn how to use. Fix your vision and fix your mind.

 

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

I know that these are very serious conditions, and I mean no disrespect to anyone who’s either battling these or other neurological diseases, or their families or friends. What’s important here though is to look at these diseases from a broader perspective, and perhaps see things from a different point of view.  I only want to help.

Yeah. I lumped them together. Why? Keep reading.

Here’s what we know:

  • Old people get it
  • There are no cures
  • They seem to lose their minds
  • They do not sleep well
  • Diet and Exercise may help
  • Early life Depression has a strong correlation
  • A bunch of fun medical terms I choose to ignore.
  • They are not genetic.

Hypothesis, it’s either us prolonging the life of someone who is essentially brain dead, or they have fried their brain on a system that we’ve discussed previously. They have so many brain problems treated by medications with so many side effects, vision problems, that this one is going to be hard to parse through. What I’m starting to think now is that we have a fancy name for a lot of different diseases, but what sets this apart from dementia?

In reading about both of these diseases, they have several progressive stages of each disease. Worth noting, is that medicine and research have no absolute timeline in either disease. “Some cases progress from stage one to two in months, and some take years.” “Each person experiences these stages differently. ” What this means to me is that we have no idea about either one of these diseases, we only treat symptoms.

The premise is easy though: our minds are perfect, because our eyes are perfect. We create our own misery.

So if this is true, and we know what causes aging and how to prevent it, what does it matter what different flavors we have of losing your mind. We so many different neurological diseases, perhaps a broader view grouping symptoms and diseases together will help us gain some ground. I read somewhere that some of these diseases are practically indistinguishable. Maybe it’s a mixture of meds on a mind weaker with age and refractive error. If we can reverse refractive error, we can save the mind from itself and help it find its preferred resting place: peace.

So guess what: we’re never going to find a “cure” for these illnesses. The only true solution lies within.

Source: http://theconversation.com/what-causes-alzheimers-disease-what-we-know-dont-know-and-suspect-75847

Eye Twitches

I’m sure you’ve seen one of your friend or coworkers struggle with a twitchy eye. I’m sure you’ve struggled with one at least once or twice before. Actually, if you’re reading this, chances are great that you have some refraction errors, some I’m guessing you’ve had more than just a little eye twitching over the years.

Here are some reasons that we say that your eyes twitch:

Wow. Those all seem like negative things. They all seem like things that we’ve either discussed before or will in the future. All of these things effect your vision and your brain. Whatever is causing your your eye twitch, stop it. It’s not good for your brain.

Consider this for a moment. When were you your happiest? Have you ever seen a kid stressed out, smoking, or with alcohol or caffeine problems? Of course not. If you’re like me, you had a happy childhood. You were pretty carefree and never had to deal with much stress, fatigue, medication and definitely not glasses. So what changed? What would you have to change to find your true self, the past you that was perfect?

If all of these items affect your vision and your brain, how deep does our cycle go. If my sleep and caffeine intake and Zoloft affect my vision, but my vision gradually gets worse, and my SSRIs lose their effect over time, what is happening? This is what they call in the medical profession as aging, but really you’re stuck in a cycle of misery. There is a way out: the entry point is the eyes.

The Nerd

Enter the nerd. Five foot eight, rail thin, with braces, and coke-bottle lenses. He’s as awkward as they come. He looks as smart as he is unathletic. He talks nasally and seems to constantly struggle with the sniffles. He looks at home behind his laptop, but may never carry on a conversation with a real woman. His hand has a callous from his grip on his inhaler. He wouldn’t be caught dead on a dance floor.

I get to say these things, because I’ve been there. Look at this guy [insert picture eventually]. I know what every bit of that feels like. My only saving grace is that I always had a knack for sports. You name it, I could play it, and well for the most part. And I never had an inhaler.

What if this is all preventable? What if nerdom is a choice? I say choice. The guy was doomed from the moment he sat in with the optometrist. adult-beard-boy-220453.jpg

He’s probably underweight, and battling with anxiety, not caused by, but certainly not helped by his corrective lenses. The level of anxiety is essentially trapped from that moment onward, because if he relaxes from that point onward, he will not be able to focus in his lenses. You can go ahead and call these “quirks” of his personality. He wasn’t born like this. He wasn’t meant to be like this. He was meant to be calm. He was mean to be happy. 

Don’t mistake this as me saying that I think every skinny white kid could play in the NBA. Because I’m not. What I am saying though, is that there is an optimal self, some sort of athlete, in there somewhere.

If you haven’t found it yet, it’s not too late. 

 

 

Blood Sugar and Vision

I think it’s widely accepted that both hypoglycemia and diabetes do or can have effects on your vision. But since we’ve proven that your vision changes throughout the day, the fact these diseases may cause short or long term vision problems is important. If these diseases cause short and long term vision changes, our blood sugar levels directly tie in to the way we see and how our brains function.

So by way of hypoglycemia, we know that your vision blurs if your blood sugar gets too low. Similarly, we know that your vision can blur if your blood sugar gets or stays too high for too long.

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Here is how we trap people in diabetes or hypoglycemia with glasses:

You skip breakfast [which is not normal for you], and make it to the eye doctor a little late. You grab some coffee in the waiting room, and head on back to get your eyes checked. 

You just signed up for a year of misery. Maybe a lifetime. The fact that your blood sugar will be lower than normal will affect your vision readings, and will cause your eye doctor to write a script stronger than you would’ve even needed beforehand. The caffeine has a similar effect. The biggest issue, though, is the part where if you wear your glasses or contacts all the time, you will never give your eyes [brain] a chance to find equilibrium again. Your vision will seem blurry when you make improvements, because your vision would differ from your prescription. So the anxious, blurry, person that walked into the eye doctor, will be your new normal. And this will snowball throughout the rest of your life.

This trap causes mental and physical anxiety, hypertension, and all sorts of other problems we associate with getting old. It will effect your sleep. It will literally take your mind from you. Take control of your life. Take control of your mind. The eyes are the key.

Note: I am not saying that there are note true cases of diabetes and hypoglycemia outside of the scope of this post. Don’t do anything stupid.

 

“Black people don’t drink coffee”

This is going to sound farfetched, so bear with me. I want to look at African Americans, a class of people that we consider “genetically superior” to other races. Here’s why:

Black people have better vision. According to this census data, white people are almost twice as likely as black people to have visual impairment. That’s significant. And now we know that it’s not genetic. What is it?

Black people age better. “Black don’t crack.” You know this.

Black people are better athletes. You can find hundreds of articles and books to support this. The question is why?

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Ok. You agree with all of those. You know by now that I don’t completely buy in to the fact that our genetic code determines everything about our lives. So is there some part of black culture or tendencies that could be helping them in all of these categories, categories where we all want to improve?

We know that vision is of utmost importance in athletics, so for now, let’s assume that vision and athletics are the same. Good vision is also indicative of a lowered ground state, which is where the body sees and performs the best.

“Black people just don’t drink coffee” -Shaq said it. Here’s why it matters:

Caffeine affects your refraction. Why? My theory would be that it alters your base mental state. Regardless, it effects it on a day-to-day basis. The mind sees best when it is at it’s ground state, and this alters that. Caffeine stresses the mind and the body and dilates our perception of time. Think about all the baristas that wear glasses. That is not a coincidence. [Side note: caffeine is not the only external factor that effects refraction. We’ll get into others later.]

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No. Keep calm by not drinking coffee.

Refraction effects how you age. Obviously, the article is more the other way around. How aging effects your vision, or something like that. My theory though, is that we have causation in the wrong place. Our minds control it all. As we lose our minds, we lose our bodies.

Conclusion: We control our refraction, so we control our athleticism as well as how we age. Naturally seeing better is a symptom of a lowered ground state, and the closer we are to that the happier we are, the more athletic we are, the better we perform, the slower we age. Think about your hayday in high school or college. What if I were to tell you the only difference between you then and you now was your mind?