Being able to see is something we hardly ever think about yet it is an integral part of who we are. To be unable to see is considered a handicap; however, blind people learn to use other senses to understand the world and what is going on around them, if blindness came about after adolescence, the period between puberty and adulthood, they will have the memory of sight, i.e. they will remember what ‘things’ look like but if born blind it would be an unimaginable world of shade, light or dark and for some not even that. Being able to see is quite amazing in that we see that which is created by our brain, e.g. when we see something, say a Palm Tree, it is not in our head it is light and shade passing through the pupil, through the lens of the eye to a bunch of special nerve cells in the retina and turned into tiny electrical impulses that are sent along the optic nerve to the brain that creates the vision; what we actually see is what our brain creates. Those tiny electrical impulses must be very special, allowing the brain to convert them into the beauty we see around us which raises the question, ‘do we all see the same vision when we look at something and are things still there when we are not looking at them; afterall it is our brain creating the vision?’ Dr Robert Lanza wrote a book about a theory he describes as, ‘Biocentrism’ that says life and consciousness create time, space and the universe itself; our very being accepts the universe and everything around us because we deem them to exist; the following is an excerpt from Discover Magazine website, click the hyper-link to read the complete explanation: http://discovermagazine.com/2009/may/01-the-biocentric-universe-life-creates-time-space-cosmos/ The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It involves our very selves. This insight snapped into focus one day while one of us (Lanza) was walking through the woods. Looking up, he saw a huge golden orb web spider tethered to the overhead boughs. There the creature sat on a single thread, reaching out across its web to detect the vibrations of a trapped insect struggling to escape. The spider surveyed its universe, but everything beyond that gossamer pinwheel was incomprehensible. The human observer seemed as far-off to the spider as telescopic objects seem to us. Yet there was something kindred: We humans, too, lie at the heart of a great web of space and time whose threads are connected according to laws that dwell in our minds: It is a fascinating subject that expands our thinking and consciousness and requires more than a cursory perusal; when someone tells us the universe exists because of us and not the other way around we need to sit up and take notice. We need hypothesis and theory to build knowledge and Biocentrism certainly offers that; I hope you find it interesting. This final hyper-link will take you to a YouTube video where Dr.Robert Lanza explains his theory, I hope you find it interesting: I meant to post this in Real Science.... Sorry about that, there's no fool like an old fool!