There is no written record of when mankind first sensed and noted that it was probable that the Earth we were standing on was `spinning' - but certainly, early thinkers grappled with the concept of how the Sun moved across the sky daily. But.. it wasn't until 9th Century BCE that an Indian Philosopher added perhaps another motion to our human body when he suggested that the Earth went around the Sun (heliocentric).
Let's just look at the speeds of these two motions of which we as human beings are embedded - 1000 MPH is what the Earth spins at the Equator and the Earth goes around the Sun at 66,600 (666?... hmm) MPH. So... IN ONE hour, and just in association with our relationship to Earth... we... each of our spaces that represent us as a human living on Earth - has `traveled' -- that EARTH rate + our pretty insignificant surface rate of 1,000 MPH. Indeed.... YOU are going faster than the fastest rocket ship ever launched from Earth (number 3 on this list) which was under 35,000 MPH.
But wait - what IF science says the speeds of our body above are a MERE tiny fraction of the REAL SPEED of the space of our human bodies? Well... welcome to the Milky Way, you galactic being you.... as you know our SUN is but one star of billions in our one Galaxy of billions called the Milky Way - and our Sun, like the Earth, is IN ORBIT around the Milky Way - and take a guess at the speed our Sun is moving? Well it turns out that the Sun is moving at a rate of 483,000 MPH to circle the Milky Way...... and as you know, the Earth has NO independence from moving with the Sun... and as citizens of the galaxy, we are moving at the Sun's rate... plus the other previous rates (not going further, just faster).
But science has told us that even that is not our real condition - as a `human space' (being-thing) on a planet... because as it turns out, even our Milky Way is MOVING... towards what is called The Great Attractor - and it's pulling the Milky Way and everything in this area of OUR UNIVERSE towards it at the rate of 14,000,000 MPH.... yes, 14 million miles per hour.... Heck... the Speed Of Light ... the fastest speed in the universe is only going 670 Million Miles Per Hour.
We never consider that we... us... you and me... our spaces as humans... are traveling at roughly 2% the speed of light itself. Let that sink in. Seems a miracle that we have any perception at all......Not only that... but the very space that we are, that our body occupies... science tells us... is (of course) made up of the fundamental elements of our universe... atoms and such... and that the `space' or distance between the `stuff' of each atom... makes us more ghostly than `solid'- at an atomic level. In a sense... our content is so minimal as to be virtually non present at any given moment/location (probably) as we travel at 2% the speed of light.
But... we don't have the beingness to be beings operating at the cosmic level of perception... seeing our spaces as part of the Milky Way's movement... or the beingness to see our space at any of the `slower' levels either (but... with full awareness... might some humans be able to sense `their space' elsewhere at the 1000 MPH level?... just throwing that out there..... Planetary Beings if you will, seeing a larger space of themselves).
Indeed... the Rock Solid apparent speed for all humans of normal consciousness - is zero... we see NONE of our movement, despite our real speed best expressed as a percentage of the speed of light. And we see NO movement of these higher states, we are told by our logic, because EVERYTHING near us, within perception, is moving at the same speed as we are. Yes... even the chair you sit in - as is your cat walking in the next room - they too are moving at that same percentage of the speed of light. To us... ironically, everything to our perception is motionless... unless it is very local and most likely something living or built by human phenomenology.
Nonetheless... it seems our grasp on our real reality - our real perception - is even more removed from our real station in the reality structure. As we are biological creatures our perceptions are dependent on our nervous systems - to relay the data sensations they are simultaneously receiving - including sound and sight and touch, etc.... all coming into our brains as frequencies on a spectrum of which our human senses only `connect' with and filter for a certain range of.... the light spectrum we see, the sound spectrum we hear... etc..... all the while our mind is `throwing', layering if you will, non-existent information onto the incoming data - such as color interpretation (are any of us seeing the exact same colors?) - or `connecting' one instantaneous note of a melody ... with the proceeding ones, held in memory, to make a song.
So, in addition to filtering our data sensations and layering them with non data like color - (removing us from the real) ... our science tells us that - our senses `take time' to process in the data input..... the addition to the time it takes for ALL light data entering our vision AFTER bouncing OFF of objects (our chair our cat)... so importantly... what we think we see as NOW (from one location while traveling at 2% the speed of light) is ever so slightly NOT the `now' of the sensory input (remember that time it takes for light to bounce of the object to get to your eyes - imagine how far we move on a galactic scale in that moment even ).
At the very least, we live in a continuum of phenomenology. Of consciousness and space. With almost NO attachment to any actual point of location or time in the universe - do to our movement. BTW - I advocate the ideas of Julian Barbour who maintains that there is NO time... only spaces. (To me it's more time expressing as spaces. My rarely found deep phenomenology blog can be found here - What Is Not Able To Not Be Is).
Now, are you ready for our 2% light speed moving, ghostly body, once removed from our own filtered data sensations that we wish to call our perception - to get even weirder and more murky?
Because, even with the above description... modern research has suggested that out of the about 100 impressions our brain provides as possible to `see' per second... that humans connect only a handful of those that are provided - maybe 15-30 or so frames of perception escape into our consciousness..... for the knitting together of our flowing reality. Using our own FINAL editing process. (could this be where paranormal reality is normally filtered out of our perception field of common consensus?)
So, from now onward.... think about the `now you' being a ghostly being - moving at a fraction of the speed of light - `using' selected filtered moments of the data sensation flow - that are NOT present in the REAL location of your here-now (remember all the movement of our space above) - and only then realize - The Amazing Speed Of The Human Condition For Perception.
Finally, for now, realize that the whole structure of now for an independent being/space such as yourself - `runs off', in the ideas of Phenomenology... and, that the welling up of the present is in the same run-off box as the `just past' - as it joins itself in the continuum. A continuum that certainly seems to provide room for the non ordinary descriptions of space and spaces - that this blog examines.
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