It is a Scientific Fact That the World
Comes into Existence in Our Brains
We acknowledge that all the individual features
of the world are experienced through our sense organs. The information
that reaches us through those organs is converted into electrical signals,
and the individual parts of our brain analyze and process these signals.
After this interpreting process takes place inside our brain, we will,
for example, see a book, taste a strawberry, smell a flower, feel the
texture of a silk fabric or hear leaves shaking in the wind.
We have been taught that we are touching the cloth outside of our body,
reading a book that is 30 cm (1 ft) away from us, smelling the trees that
are far away from us, or hearing the shaking of the leaves that are far
above us. However, this is all in our imagination. All of these things
are happening within our brains.
At this point we encounter another surprising fact; that there are, in
fact, no colors, voices or visions within our brain. All that can be found
in our brains are electrical signals. This is not a philosophical speculation.
This is simply a scientific description of the functions of our perceptions.
In her book Mapping The Mind, Rita Carter explains the way we perceive
the world as follows:
Each one [of the sense organs] is intricately
adapted to deal with its own type of stimulus: molecules, waves or vibrations.
But the answer does not lie here, because despite their wonderful variety,
each organ does essentially the same job: it translates its particular
type of stimulus into electrical pulses. A pulse is a pulse is a pulse.
It is not the colour red, or the first notes of Beethoven's Fifth-it is
a bit of electrical energy. Indeed, rather than discriminating one
type of sensory input from another, the sense organs actually make them
All sensory stimuli, then enter the brain in more or
less undifferentiated form as a stream of electrical pulses created by
neurons firing, domino-fashion, along a certain route. This is all
that happens. There is no reverse transformer that at some stage turns
this electrical activity back into light waves or molecules. What
makes one stream into vision and another into smell depends, rather, on
which neurons are stimulated.1
We live our entire life within our brain. The people that we see,
the flowers we smell, the music we listen to, the fruits we taste,
the wetness we feel on our hand… All of these form in our brains.
In reality, neither colors, nor sounds, nor images exist in our
brain. The only things that exist in the brain are electric signals.
This means that we live in a world formed by the electric signals
in our brain. This is not an opinion or a hypothesis, but the scientific
explanation of how we perceive the world.
In other words, all of our feelings and perceptions about the world (smells,
visions, tastes etc.) are comprised of the same material, that is, electrical
signals. Moreover, our brain is what makes these signals meaningful for
us, and interprets these signals as senses of smell, taste, vision, sound
or touch. It is a stunning fact that the brain, which is made of wet meat,
can know which electrical signal should be interpreted as smell and which
one as vision, and can convert the same material into different senses
Let us now consider our sense organs, and how each one perceives the
IT'S NOT OUR EYES THAT SEE, IT IS OUR BRAIN
Because of the indoctrination that we receive throughout our lives, we
imagine that we see the whole world with our eyes. Eventually, we usually
conclude that our eyes are the windows that open up to the world. However,
science shows us that we do not see through our eyes. The millions
of nerve cells inside the eyes are responsible for sending a message to
the brain, as if down a cable, in order to make "seeing" happen. If we
analyze the information we learned in high school, it becomes easier for
us to understand the reality of vision.
The light reflecting off an object passes through the lens of the eye
and causes an upside-down image on the retina at the back of the eyeball.
After some chemical operations carried out by retinal rods and cones,
this vision becomes an electrical impulse. This impulse is then sent through
connections in the nervous system to the back of the brain. The brain
converts this flow into a meaningful, three-dimensional vision.
EVERYTHING WE SEE AND OWN
IS ACTUALLY AN IMAGE THAT IS FORMED IN OUR BRAINS
For example, when you watch children playing in a park, you are not seeing
the children and the park with your eyes, because the image of this view
forms not before your eyes, but at the back of your brain.
Even though we have given a simple explanation, in reality the physiology
of vision is an extraordinary operation. Without fail, light is converted
into electrical signals, and, subsequently, these electrical signals reveal
a colorful, shining, three-dimensional world. R. L. Gregory, in his book
Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing, acknowledges this significant
fact, and explains this incredible structure:
We are given tiny distorted upside-down
images in the eyes, and we see separate solid objects in surrounding space.
From the patterns of simulation on the retinas we perceive the world of
objects, and this is nothing short of a miracle.2
A person watching a small child playing with a ball is actually
not seeing him with his or her eyes. Eyes are only responsible for
delivering light to the back of the eyes. When light reaches the
retina, an upside-down and two-dimensional view of the child is
formed on the retina. Subsequently this view of the child is converted
into an electric current, which is then transmitted to the visual
center at the back of the brain, where the child's figure is seen
perfectly in three dimensions. Who then sees the child's figure
in three dimensions with perfect clarity at the back of the brain?
Clearly, the entity we are dealing with is the Soul, which is a
being beyond the brain.
All of these facts lead to the same conclusion. Throughout our lives,
we always assume that the world exists outside of us. However, the
world is within us. Although we believe that the world lies outside
us, it is in the smallest part of our brain. For example, the CEO of a
company might consider the company building, his car in the parking lot,
his house by the beach, his yacht, and all the people who work for him,
his lawyers, his family, and his friends to be outside of his body. However,
all of these things are merely visions formed in his skull, in a tiny
part of his brain.
He is unaware of this fact and, even if he knew, would not bother to
think about it. If he stood proudly next to his latest-model luxury car,
and the wind blew a piece of dust or a small object into his eye, he might
gently scratch his itching, open eye and notice that the "material things"
he saw moved upside down or to the sides. He might then realize that material
things seen in the environment are not stable.
|ALL THE THINGS WE SEE AND
OWN ARE ACTUALLY IMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN FORMED IN OUR BRAINS
When a person rubs his eye, he sees the image of his car moving
up and down. This is proof that the observer is seeing not the actual
car itself, but its image in his brain.
What this demonstrates is that every person throughout his or her
life witnesses everything inside their brain and cannot reach the specific
material objects that supposedly cause their experiences. The images we
see are copies in our brains of the objects that we assume to exist outside
of us. We can never know to what extent these copies resemble the originals,
or whether or not the originals even exist.
Although German psychiatry professor Hoimar Von Ditfurth
is a materialist, he acknowledges this fact about scientific reality:
No matter how we put the argument, the result doesn't
change. What stands before us in full shape and what our eyes view
is not the "world". It is only its image, a resemblance, a projection
whose association with the original is open to discussion.3
For example, when you take a look at the room in which you are sitting,
what you see is not the room outside of you, but a copy of the room that
exists in your brain. You will never be able to see the original room
with your sense organs.
How can a bright and colorful image appear in your dark
There is another point that should not be neglected; light cannot pass
through the skull. The physical area in which the brain is located is
completely dark, and light cannot possibly penetrate it. However, incredible
as it may seem, it is possible to observe a bright and colorful world
in this total darkness. Colorful natural beauty, bright sights, all
the tones of the color green, the colors of fruits, the designs of flowers,
the brightness of the sun, people walking on a busy road, fast cars in
traffic, clothes in a shopping mall-are all created in the dark brain.
IN THE DARKNESS OF OUR BRAINS
WE SEE A BRIGHT WORLD
The inside of a brain is completely dark.
Light does not reach the inside of the brain
Imagine a barbecue burning in front of you. You can sit and watch the
fire for a long time, but throughout this entire time, your brain never
deals with the original of light, brightness or heat from the fire. Even
when you feel its heat and see its light, the inside of your brain remains
dark and maintains a constant temperature. It is a profound mystery that,
in the darkness, the electrical signals turn into colorful, bright visions.
Anyone who thinks deeply will be amazed by this wondrous occurrence.
EXTREMELY REALISTIC "COPY
IMAGES" THAT FORM IN THE BRAIN
also seen in this comparison, despite their dozens of years
of efforts, people have not been able to provide vision which
has the same sharpness and high quality as the vision of an
eye. However, your eye, which is only composed of protein, lipid
and water, creates what they have not succeeded by forming a
very realistic image. This is such a perfect sharpness that
everyone thinks that the image he or she sees is the original.
They cannot realize that everything they see actually forms
in the brain. Even though they do not see the original, they
are convinced that they watch the real picture, because the
quality of the picture that forms in the brain is perfect. The
one who sees the picture is not the proteins, molecules or atoms
in the brain, but the soul which God breathed from His Spirit
Light is also composed in our brain
While discussing what science has discovered about vision, we mentioned
that the light we receive from the outside gives rise to some movements
of the eye cells, and these movements form a pattern from which our visual
experience emerges. However, there is another point that we need to make:
Light, as we perceive it, does not reside outside of our brain. The
light we know and understand is also formed within our brain. What
we call light in the outside world, which is supposedly outside our brains,
consists of electromagnetic waves and particles of energy called photons.
When these electromagnetic waves or photons reach the retina, light, as
we experience it, begins to come into existence. This is the way light
is described in physical terms:
The term "light" is used for electromagnetic waves and
photons. The same term is used in physiology, as the feeling experienced
by a person when electromagnetic waves and photons strike the retina of
the eye. In both objective and subjective terms, "light" is a form of
energy coming into existence in the eye of a person, which a person becomes
aware of through the retina by the effects of vision.4
Consequently, light comes into existence as a result of the effects that
some electromagnetic waves and particles cause in us. In other words,
there is no light outside our bodies which creates the light we see in
our brains. There is only energy. And when this energy reaches us we see
a colorful, bright, and light-filled world.
Colors also originate in our brains
Starting from the time, we are born, we deal with a colorful environment
and see a colorful world. However, there isn't one single color in the
universe. Colors are formed in our brains. Outside there are only electromagnetic
waves with different amplitudes and frequencies. What reaches our brains
is the energy from those waves. We call this "light", although this is
not the light we know as bright and shiny. It is merely energy. When our
brains interpret this energy by measuring the different frequencies of
waves, we see "colors". In reality, the sea is not blue, the grass is
not green, the soil is not brown and fruits are not colorful. They appear
as they do because of the way we perceive them in our brains. Daniel C.
Dennett, who is known for his books about the brain and consciousness,
summarizes this universally accepted fact:
The common wisdom is that modern science has removed the color from the
physical world, replacing it with colorless electromagnetic radiation
of various wavelengths.5
ALL COLORS ARE FORMED IN
OUR BRAINS THERE ARE NO COLORS IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD
There are no colors in the world outside. Colors are only formed
in the eyes and brain of the observer. Only energy packets of various
wavelengths exist in the external world. It is our brains that transform
this energy into colors.
In The Amazing Brain, R. Ornstein and R. F. Thompson have stated
the way colors are formed as follows.
'Color' as such does not exist in the world; it exists
only in the eye and brain of the beholder. Objects reflect many different
wavelengths of light, but these light waves themselves have no color.6
||There is no light and no color
outside of our brains. Colors and light are formed in our brains.
||In the retina in the eye, there
exist three groups of cone cells, each of which react to different
wavelengths of light. The first of these groups is sensitive
to red light, the second is sensitive to blue light and the
third is sensitive to green light. Different levels of stimulus
to each of the three sets of cone cells gives rise to our ability
to see a world full of color in millions of different tones.
In order to understand why this is so, we must analyze how we see colors.
The light from the sun reaches an object, and every object reflects the
light in waves of different frequencies. This light of varying frequency
reaches the eye. (Remember that the term "light" used here actually refers
to the electromagnetic waves and photons, not the light which is formed
in our brains.) The perception of color starts in the cone cells of the
retina. In the retina, there are three groups of cone cells, each of which
reacts to different frequencies of light. The first group is sensitive
to red light, the second is sensitive to blue light, and the third is
sensitive to green light. With the different levels of stimulations of
these cone cells, millions of different colors are formed. However, the
light reaching the cone cells cannot form colors by itself. As Jeremy
Nathans of John Hopkins Medical University explains, the cells in the
eye do not form the colors:
All that a single cone can do is capture light and tell
you something about its intensity. It tells you nothing about color.7
||Because of God's perfect creation,
we see electrical signals as a bright world, full of color,
made up of millions of shades of color, and we enjoy what we
see. This is an extraordinary miracle that must be carefully
The cone cells translate the information they get about colors to electrical
signals thanks to their pigments. The nerve cells connected with these
cells transmit these electrical signals to a special area in the brain.
The place where we see a world full of color throughout our lives is this
special area in the brain.
This demonstrates that there are no colors or light beyond our brains.
There is only energy which moves in the form of electromagnetic waves
and particles. Both color and light exist in our brains. We do not actually
see a red rose as red simply because it is red. Our brain's interpretation
of the energy that reaches our eye leads us to perceive that the rose
In the picture shown at the right side,
the green area on the left hand side appears to be dark while
the green area on the right hand side appears lighter. In
fact, the tones of both greens, as shown in the left are exactly
the same. The red and orange colors next to the green bands
trick us into thinking that the two green colors are of different
tones. This again points to the fact that we do not see the
original material world, we only see our interpretation of
it in our brain.
Color blindness is proof that colors are formed in our brains. A small
injury in the retina can lead to color blindness. A person affected by
color blindness is unable to differentiate between red and green colors.
Whether an external object has colors or not is of no importance, because
the reason why we see objects colorful is not their being colorful. This
leads us to the conclusion that all of the qualities that we believe belong
to the object are not in the outside world, but in our brains. However,
since we will never be able to go beyond our perceptions and reach the
outside world, we will never be able to prove the existence of materials
and colors. The famous philosopher, Berkeley, acknowledges this fact with
the following words:
If the same things can be red and hot for some and the
contrary for others, this means that we are under the influence of misconceptions
and that "things" only exist in our brains.8
ALL SOUNDS ARE FORMED IN OUR BRAINS
THERE ARE NO SOUNDS IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD