This idea has been rolling around in my mind for a while and it has lately taken a more tangible shape.
Our interpretation of Reality is reality for us.
I fooled around with stereo viewing for a while and even built my own replica of a stereo viewer.
Basically, the principle is that we see two images, One for each eye. And this is how we experience depth perception. We don't think about this much, but what we see, or think we see is merely an interpretation of what is right in front of our eyes. It is a subtle thing under normal circumstances, but take a salt shaker and set it in front of you on a table and, without moving your head, close one eye and then the other. Two images. Two angles (lines of sight) from which the salt shaker is seen.
Now, the further apart the eyes the more apparent the illusion of interpretation is.
Eyes are roughly 2-21/4" apart.
I built a "slide mount" for my camera and can take a still life picture, two pictures, actually and look at that picture in 3-D on my viewer. The more distance between the snapshots, the more pronounced the difference in the angles of sight and the more pronounced the 3-D effect. Hyper 3-D. The effect is no longer subtle.
Here is my point. We live our entire lives seeing a third view of everything around us, thinking and acting as if that is reality, when all that it really is, is an interpretation of two viewpoints, neither of which are seen in the interpretation of both.
So, either we are reinterpreting two lies, or making one lie out of two separate truths. Which is it?
I am leading to something here. I will not finish this idea just yet, but bring it in increments.
Here is a link to some photos that you can see what I am speaking about if you are unfamiliar with stereo viewing. These don't require a viewer but you cross your eyes to see the stereo images.
Just go to NSA info and click on Member's Photo Gallery.
This thread is not about stereo viewing. But it is a good place to begin in order to get where I am going with this.
Feel free to jump in any time.