I Love Optical Illusions

Puzzles like this can tell researchers a lot about how your eyes and brain work, but I won’t try to explain it because I don’t understand it myself. I just enjoy it.

When you casually look at the picture from a little distance,  the lines are all wavy. Or tilted. Or something. It’s hard to even say exactly. But examine it closely, and they’re absolutely straight. It’s all in your eyes. Furthermore, it’s a reminder that the world is not as it appears.

Remain skeptical.

2 thoughts on “I Love Optical Illusions

  1. I’m all in favor of optimism, Little Sister. But optimism without skepticism will expose you to all the evil, false advertising, and fake news in the world. I don’t think that’s the way to peace. I don’t suggest that you refuse to believe anything. That’s not skepticism; that’s cynicism. I only suggest that you first vet your experts, then ask for evidence before you fully believe anything. You may accept something provisionally while waiting for evidence but don’t put all your trust in it until the evidence arrives and you look at it. If there’s no very good evidence, there’s a very good chance it’s not true. Even if your expert truly believes what he says. Not everybody in the world is evil, but many are. Be sure you know who to trust and protect yourself from the untrustworthy. Our paternal grandfather used to say repeatedly, “I’m from Missouri, the ‘Show Me’ state.” He wasn’t really, but he wanted to make the point that you shouldn’t believe anything without evidence. I agree fully with him in that regard. I love you, too. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Very interesting, Bill. But I am not skeptical. I like to go for the way that makes for peace and for me it is to believe. I am an eternal optimist and full of faith. Being skeptical is not in my vocabulary. I love my happy peaceful life of faith. I love you too, big brother.

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