A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 116, Thursday
April 26th, 2018
Chapter Four: Binocular Vision
Bands of light cross the full spectrum, piercing organic lenses from corner to corner.
One-hundred and eighty degrees, light reflecting off every object in the field of vision, light and shadow refracting in the broad array of color, captured through the lens and in its rods and cones.
Neuro-receptors in the brain flip the images around, creating depth by which we determine distance, and find our way through three dimensions of space.
The broad spectrum of vision is vital to the human being, even in its limited range. Other animals see farther, other animals see in a different arc, other animals see more and less color, other animals see in a different spectrum of light.
Some animals have ultra-vision, some animals have infra vision, they specialize in these in relation to the things they hunt, and furrow for.
The human eye is powerful, it takes in a wide range of each of those possible fields, and coordinates them for great effect.
The human species did not evolve to hunt and gather with its sight, or to favor one sense over any other, neither did the Ancient race of being from which it sprang. For the human animal, sight and the other physical senses were merely inputs for the mind. The mind was the vehicle by which the human being stalked its prey, gathered its forage, planted, sewed, and came to the harvest.
The field of vision that the human being possessed was adequate to the task. Coupled with the brain, the healthy eye could discern and interpret images, it could accurately identify objects that it could not clearly see, this was an advantage that no other species on the planet possessed.
The brain, the mind, human consciousness augmented everything.
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