Monday, February 15, 2010
Matter and The Five Senses
As an ongoing inquiry into my expose on matter, I'd like to focus today on matter and the five senses to give us even more insight into how this phenomenon works. The five senses known to us are touch, taste, hear, smell and see. These senses are largely defined by matter itself such as our eyes, ears, tongue and extremities. Thus, matter seems intelligible and can discern the outer world through a sensible interaction to determine archetypal possibilities. These include hot and cold, sweet and sour, loud and soft, light and dark and so forth. These perceptions are even more greatly refined through the range of our preceptors. The degrees of hot and cold, the amount of sweet and sour, the range of loud and soft and the quantum of light and dark. Why is matter intelligible in this way as it interacts with other matter both physical, physiological and metaphysical. Human matter also seems discriminatory and shows a sense preference. What may be amenable to someone's taste may not be amenable to someone else's taste or sense tolerance. Other organic matter is also very discriminatory based on evolutionary and biological precepts and modalities. On the whole, however, we can agree that mankind shares a like sense preference. Chocolate is sweet to all of us. Our sense preceptors, thus largely define our common shared sensibility. Animal and plant matter are also highly categorical though, there is more diversity in the quality of their sense preceptors. An eagle can see with more clarity, for example, than an owl. Thus, matter in general seems highly adaptable, complex and extraordinary and intelligible in the way that it evolves and procreates. An eagle's vision has evolved over thousands of years but as a matter and space constant, the eagle's vision seems to be a transposed material obligation on a spatial, material reality. The mere existence of the eagle depends on a material necessity in its current form, thus negating the material bond itself. The eagle utilizes vision mainly to promote itself, and coexist with other matter. While the eagle is majestic to behold, we realize from a sense point of view, that the eagle is a material hyperbole. Matter seems to be constantly evolving, reshaping, reinventing and regenerating to fulfill a highly specified material obligation to promote its material progress. This has Darwinistic recourse. However, as space and matter connect in a more perfect union, and nature shapes and molds a deliberate, organic form, matter seems to take off in a multitude of directions. Without the material obligation, the material reality and sense enhancements would thus, never take place. Mankind seems to rule the planet. Thus, intellectuals agree that man is the highest material form and is the best "creation" because of the utility of its matter. But can our senses be enhanced over time like our comic book heroes, and fill a material obligation that is not being met. We can't know for certain? Or are we only bound to be morally superior as Nietzsche's Superman. Our ability to discern, understand and demystify our material reality, supports the moral argument. The question remains - why is matter equipped with sense preceptors to discern and comprehend a material reality to promote its quasi material progress. Both seem out of necessity. If matter is space, then sense perception seems ultimately, transitory and vague. Consider the eagle hunting - it catches and devours its prey, which is also matter and feels momentary pain. Thus, the sense explosion of this event is highly transitory and demotes once again, to nothingness. Is matter trying to overcome itself and cope with material hardships and are sense preceptors developed as a result of that material intelligible. That seems to be the case, but if matter depends on a prolonged material obligation, then matter seems to be highly ignorant of a super reality. A chocolate cake is highly desirous to our senses but once devoured, creates a highly debatable material reality. The chocolate even seems to be a result of our sense preceptors. Is matter operating on a supernatural level where it knows its material obligation prior to that material obligation being realized? If matter and space are one and matter is finite and time is matter quantified, then are we facing supernatural works. Is matter a livable, operable reality that exists outside of a more perfect reality. The consideration is monumental.