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Old 10-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #499
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
^ APOD is my homepage and I was thinking the EXACT same thing when I watched that this morning. Another very cool thought: When we die time isn't supposed to exist. Guess what? From a photon's POV, time doesn't exist. Although another possible answer to the tunnel effect is that when every optical nerve fires at the same time you see something akin to a bright white tunnel. I'll see if I can find the page, but I saw simulations of what it would look like for your visual cortex to be in overdrive and it looks a lot like artists' depictions of near death experiences.
this reminds me of our talk in the UFO thread, about how time is not true of things in themselves, but instead just a construct of the human mind to help differentiate objects temporally.
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