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The Slow Speed Of Light

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salam,

has anyone seen how long it takes for light to take effect when say one is praying in a small room, then there's that power shedding. upon follows complete darkness which gradually improves  to such a point that the patterns on the prayer mat are visible. what is the cause of this? as at times in utter darkness, when one closes the eyes for a few moments the opens them, then the sight of objects is improved.

ws 

 

salam,

 

t'was meant to be the slow speed of LIGHT  , sorry.

ws

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Title changed from Time to Light.

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'Light and dark adaptation'

It's a phenomenon by which our eyes adapt to changes in amount of light in the visual field.

It's mainly a function of one of the layers of retina. There is pigment in retina known as 'rhodopsin' which decomposes upon exposure to light and reforms in the dark enabling us to see in dimly lit or dark rooms.

Change in the diameter of the pupil and adaptive changes in the neural circuitry of retina have also got some role in dark adaptation.

For some reason I misread the topic as 'the slow speed of internet' :p not once but thrice

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We are never in the present moment physically, due to the delay of time. For example when you see something in front of you, the light from that particular image bounces off and enters your pupil, that image is inverted [upside down]. Then you brain process that light ray [photon] and projects the corrected image to your screen [eyes]. This process delay the time by a factor of millions of milli-seconds, which is really negligible in real life. 

 

Now there are many forces in this vast universe that overcomes the speed of light and light speed changes through the median it travels. 

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salam,

thanks for the enlightenment, may Allah(swt) bless you people. @ Starlight, you saw stars 3 times?*smiled,reading that*...

ws

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On 6/13/2015 at 2:07 PM, starlight said:

For some reason I misread the topic as 'the slow speed of internet' :p not once but thrice

it's simply that you read fast so you're bound to make mistakes like that. The time it took for you to read that thrice is so short. I know you don't do Qur'an like that though through the Wrapped one, slowly.

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On 6/13/2015 at 2:05 AM, Mzwakhe said:

salam,

has anyone seen how long it takes for light to take effect when say one is praying in a small room, then there's that power shedding. upon follows complete darkness which gradually improves  to such a point that the patterns on the prayer mat are visible. what is the cause of this? as at times in utter darkness, when one closes the eyes for a few moments the opens them, then the sight of objects is improved.

ws 

 

salam,

 

t'was meant to be the slow speed of LIGHT  , sorry.

ws

In both cases, it takes time for the mind to interpret sensory data.  It has nothing to do with the raw perceptual data of visual light itself.  Rather It is in the mind that attempts to focus by a constraining or by an attention and limitation.  The mind itself is a constraining or a focusing.  And this constraining mind is not always there, it comes into existence and goes back out of existence.  It focuses (when we turn our attention and stare at something for more than a second) and then becomes relaxed again (especially when we are in deep sleep).  You are not your mind, the mind is a mere activity.  

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On 6/13/2015 at 3:05 AM, Mzwakhe said:

salam,

has anyone seen how long it takes for light to take effect when say one is praying in a small room, then there's that power shedding. upon follows complete darkness which gradually improves  to such a point that the patterns on the prayer mat are visible. what is the cause of this? as at times in utter darkness, when one closes the eyes for a few moments the opens them, then the sight of objects is improved.

ws 

 

salam,

 

t'was meant to be the slow speed of LIGHT  , sorry.

ws

Anecdotal evidence nothing scientific, but I have noticed when I'm super focussed everything does seem "slower".

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4 hours ago, azizaliallah said:

Anecdotal evidence nothing scientific, but I have noticed when I'm super focussed everything does seem "slower".

Recently they have produced scientific evidence for that through experimentation on people doing bungee jumping then comparing it to people in relaxed state. People with minds at alert are processing data significantly faster so times seems to slow down for them.

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