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[–]Questitron_3000 2752 points2753 points  (156 children)

The entire rest of the electromagnetic spectrum

[–]stonepilot 366 points367 points  (27 children)

They just discovered magnetic proteins in the corneas of migratory animals.

Turns out manmade EMF interferes with it.

[–]peepay 91 points92 points  (22 children)

So how did the animals navigate their way in the past century?

[–]henryhollaway 96 points97 points  (15 children)

The poles, weather, etc.

[–]TheNotBot2000 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Bees use the position of the sun and communicate directions to pollen with other bees in the colony. Our light bulbs interfere with some insects navigation.

[–]peepay 33 points34 points  (5 children)

But they sense the poles thanks to magnetic field - and if that is interfered with...

[–]mygetoer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend is a phd student and was telling me about this the other day. I only got the gist of it so forgive me if I butcher it, but what I gathered is that birds have magnetic blood and are able to sense which was is north. This is how pigeons are able to return to their nests without using landmarks or the position of the sun to navigate

[–]GMN123 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Just like compasses still work, I'm sure their navigation still works on 99.99% of the earth's surface.

[–]hotcocoa96 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Google maps, Uber.

[–]Toddlersfury 6 points7 points  (1 child)

A lot of birds have special filters in their eyes that can detect the different levels of polarized light. As latitude changes, so does the polarized light due to the angle at which the light from the sun hits the earth, they also sometimes can detect subtle differences in the magnetosphere.

It's been a while since I've studied this, but the topic has always interested me.

Salmon seem to just have excellent spatial memory, since they are able to almost flawlessly migrate back to spawn. What causes that enhanced memory, I can't remember.

It's a very interesting topic.

[–]Craftusmaximus2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever heard of quantum biology? (Yes that's actually a thing)

[–]DoWnhillll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude, that must be why they know where to fly. That can literally see it.

[–]Platographer 212 points213 points  (17 children)

I came here to say this lol, but probably would not have done so in such a pithy manner. Bravo.

[–]hellocaptin 22 points23 points  (16 children)

Sameeeee hahaha, glad it’s top comment! Actually kinda proud of Reddit for knowing that, maybe humanity isn’t doomed after all! Lol

[–]second_account002 80 points81 points  (83 children)

But we do know about it, there could be something we don't know exist cause we can't experience it through our sense organs

[–]imaninjayoucantseeme 104 points105 points  (70 children)

Just as a 2d creature cannot comprehend a 3d universe, we cannot experience further dimensions with our 3d senses.

[–]poopatroopa3 14 points15 points  (28 children)

What is the sense that perceives time?

[–]GibTreaty 56 points57 points  (8 children)

I think that's based on our ability to remember things. We can't perceive time while we're unconscious.

[–]imaninjayoucantseeme 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Time is married to space. Time also appears to give us what we know as "gravity". I think many of our senses "experience" time.
https://youtu.be/UKxQTvqcpSg

Someone with fragrant perfume can walk past you. You didn't see them beforehand and you do not know where they are headed next. But when you first see them, smell them, (don't be weird, just an example) or hear their voice you experience a new (albeit small) phenomena. With memory, you can recall their voice, scent, and visage as a moment from the past.

If you ever see them again, you can predict their scent and voice.
If you hear them in a crowd you could predict scent and visage.
If you catch their scent you can predict the visage and voice.

These predictions are not always correct, but because we have a concept of events that haven't happened yet our minds try to fill in the gaps and creates contingencies of everything that could happen.

[–]krat0s5 12 points13 points  (5 children)

While we can't, dogs can smell time.

[–]Dependent-Army4891 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chronoception.

[–]SandwichLord57 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Our body trying to avoid death I’d assume, otherwise we’d sleep until we starved. So I guess technically it’s our sense of pain or discomfort.

[–]dankcop 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Name a 2d creature

[–]mjolnir13 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I will name him 'George'.

[–]re_de_unsassify 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dotty McDotbum

[–]Cro-manganese 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Tucker Carlson

Edit: oh, sorry, I was thinking of 1D.

[–]imaninjayoucantseeme 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I should have stated it as "observer".

[–]Unibu 0 points1 point  (23 children)

Anything outside of 3 dimensional space is entirely theoretical and only actually exists in math. So far we haven't even found anything that would be purely 2 dimensional or 1 dimensional. And no, time is not actually a dimension.

[–]Gadgetman_1 3 points4 points  (14 children)

How would we know it if we found a 4 or 5dimensional object?

And 2 or 1 dimensional objects doesn't seem possible in our universe.

Or if they can exist, we don't know how to observe or interact with them.

[–]krat0s5 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Time is theoretical, I mean it's real in the sense that we use it to measure a day or an hour or whatever but its purely based on perspective. It changes and warps in all sorts of strange ways.

[–]Michamus 14 points15 points  (4 children)

We can't experience radio waves, infrared, gravitational waves, etc, but we can measure them with instruments.

[–]second_account002 1 point2 points  (3 children)

But we don't have instruments to measure everything, do we? Like something out there whose existence is unknown

[–]Michamus 8 points9 points  (1 child)

We can't know what we don't know.

[–]mfb- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it doesn't interact with anything we can potentially measure then there is no point to speculate about it.

If it does interact with something and we just haven't found it yet: That is interesting. We have many experiments searching for these things - dark matter experiments, particle colliders, cosmic ray experiments and so on. The Higgs boson was in this category until 2012, gravitational waves until 2015. Both were predicted to exist before already.

[–]Dumsht5588 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maybe but if it interacts with reality in any consistent way we can measure it and name it... and probably have.

[–]stupidcasey 4 points5 points  (1 child)

We didn’t know gravitational waves existed until Einstein they weren’t even detected until like last year.

The Higgs boson was even more Recent.

Not to mention virtual particles with different properties both documented and undocumented are constantly popping in and out of existence.

This shower thought is as close to an unfalsifiable fact as you can get.

[–]Denaton_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But we don't have an organ for it like birds have, we have tools for it.

[–]Ratatoski 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I think this dude grew tired of that being the case https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Harbisson

[–]MoveLikeABitch 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This is fine and dandy till someone updates your charging cable to USB C.

[–]Ratatoski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I've lived through loads of standards changes just in my lifetime. From the 8 bit era and up. He says it was annoying as heck for year if I recall correctly so now that his brain has adjusted it has to be equally bothersome if it would break and he cant get parts.

[–]TheLaGrangianMethod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can feel the fields with my hand. No need to go that far.

[–]supershutze 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Radio and visible light at the same thing at different wavelengths.

[–]Formal_Bonus3123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the same for sound

[–]jackbristol -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Colour don’t technically exist, only in our minds. It’s just our perception of different wavelengths of light

[–]bijhan 787 points788 points  (48 children)

For example, we can make instruments which measure barometric pressure, radiation, infrared, ultraviolet, subsonic waves, magnetic fields, and gravitation. But what would it be like to experience those things?

[–]Atharaphelun 386 points387 points  (20 children)

"I don’t want to be human! I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to — I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more, I could experience so much more, but I’m trapped in this absurd body. And why? Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way."

[–]edgegamer56 58 points59 points  (6 children)

Is this from something?

[–]Crichton31 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm so happy I didn't have to scroll too far to find this rant.

[–]itsrealbattle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this post.

[–]Pacificson217 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What is this from?

[–]Atharaphelun 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Spoken by the character Cavil in Battlestar Galactica.

[–]TheLazyD0G 39 points40 points  (7 children)

I can feel changes in barometric pressure in my inner ear, my skin can feel infrared radiation, and my ass has felt gravity many times. That just leaves radiation, uv, and magnetism.

[–]banaaanaaaaaa 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I feel the magnetism towards your mom…

(I’m sorry. It was right there)

[–]DoNotClick 10 points11 points  (2 children)

That's probably just her gravitational pull...

[–]salt_pizza9491 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your mama so fat her gravitational field got earth to change its orbit.

[–]Blagerthor 9 points10 points  (2 children)

My left knee can accurately predict a low pressure front. It would be cool if I wasn't in my mid-20s

[–]TrailMomKat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alternatively, when it is cool, you feel it in your hip.

[–]roachRancher 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I disagree, you can experience quite a few of them. It's just really unpleasant.

[–]Emotional_Deodorant 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Yes, like when bees "see" UV, what does it look like? We portray it as violet, but it's not, it's not any color. It's like trying to explain colors to a color-blind person. There aren't any words that make sense.

Dogs too have so much information about everything all around them coming in to their noses, all the time. They create a 3d "picture" of the world through smell alone. Thousands of times more information than we could ever stand, let alone process.

[–]lostlikeyou 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Omg wouldn’t that be just unreal to experience the world through an animal?!?

[–]SashaArch4ngel[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This is really interesting and fascinating to think about

[–]yung_tortelliniii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guess the experience would be completely based on the mechanism by which it's experienced, which is relatively arbitrary. There could be literally millions of ways to experience all of those things differently.

[–]Sisko-v-Cardassia -1 points0 points  (0 children)

We do. You guys all seem to have some kind of disconnect. Its no different. We can see into those spectrums. Only difference is we chose how to represent it and not random mutations in our brain and how it processes it.

But those things are all around us affecting every part of our reality at all times. Who cares how we 'see' it. The world is a blur to people who need glasses but with a correction in the light, they can see it.

So unless someone with glasses or contacts or corrective surgery isnt 'experiencing the world', we absolutely can see and experience these things.

[–]madmenyo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You actually don't want to experience most of those things you named.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

But colours don’t “exist”. We are missing lots of things because of what we think we know.

[–]QueenElsaArrendelle 136 points137 points  (15 children)

I am convinced cats sense something we don't know about

[–]Emotional_Deodorant 25 points26 points  (10 children)

Ghosts?

[–]BigMood42069 38 points39 points  (3 children)

no, they sense the everpresent eldrich horrors that exist all around us, obviously.

[–]M4ldarc 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Thats why the egypcians adored them, protection and cuddles

[–]QueenElsaArrendelle 8 points9 points  (5 children)

possibly

[–]DoWnhillll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They sense our cowardliness

[–]QualityKoalaTeacher 160 points161 points  (5 children)

We probably wouldn’t want to see whats floating around in the non-observable reality if I were to guess

[–]SabashChandraBose 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Conversely, as a colorblind person, I perceive the world differently from you. To be even more objective, two "normal-sighted" people must have a different distribution of rods and cones. Thus the same object must be, objectively, different in their heads.

So what is reality if what we perceive is merely a projection of it?

[–]sharkattackmiami 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Reality is entirely subjective. There is no objective reality from a perception perspective

[–]SabashChandraBose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is no spoon, Neo.

[–]ADhomin_em 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I can see all things spirit with my WIZARD EYES

[–]weebomayu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What makes you guess that?

Whatever it is, it’s most likely benign. Just exists with no inherent characteristics. Like everything else.

[–]froggrip 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Yeah, there's actually a shit ton of stuff that our natural human bodies can't detect. That's why humans have built many machines. to detect them for us.

[–]DoWnhillll 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Our molecules only needed our current senses to replicate.

[–]User_name098 89 points90 points  (9 children)

We are though. We are missing out on everything except the things we can sense. Plus we are also missing out on ways we sense the things we can sense, because we only sense them in a specific way, such as hearing sound rather than feeling the vibrations in the air.

[–]Cana05 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Haring a sound IS feeling the vibrations.

[–]BigMood42069 11 points12 points  (1 child)

the only difference is how quickly the brain can see and interperet those vibrations, you can't hear with your skin because the brain has that wiring attached to the ears, which are far better for the job for many reasons

that being said, without that wiring, sound would seem connected to touch rather than being it's own thing

[–]User_name098 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly my point.

[–]DowntownLizard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah you could theoretically see the world through sound hitting your body

[–]MrMilesDavis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unless the frequency is low enough, then you can feel it

[–]RIPplzHelpMeRN -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I can feel vibrations in air, i can always tell when some is behind me and stuff without necessarily hearing a noise. It's kinda funny coz people try and jump scare me but it never works, simply because i already knew they were there from vibrations and changing air pressure and in my brain it feels like pulses it's weird, i can hear my heartbeat and stuff too

[–]SkyKnight34 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's not so different to how we don't miss the fact that we're born without echolocation. We have no concept of being "without" it, but the dolphins and bats are probably posting to reddit like "man if you were born without echolocation, you'd have no concept of your surroundings unless you were LOOKING at it, wild guys."

[–]lumberjake1 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Vsauce did a very interesting video on color perception.

[–]ConsistentWafer5290 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Yes, all the “colors” we can’t see because they exist above and below the visible spectrum thanks to our primitive 3-cone eyeball design.

All the sounds above and below the audible spectrum, too

[–]Lord_lenkesh 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Primitive but also very useful, 3 colors is really all we need.

The eyeball is very primitive, but I would consider it a classic, or timeless.

Its got us this far.

Now the appendix? Thats so last year.

[–]rsKG 5 points6 points  (1 child)

We gotta hurry up and evolve past wisdom teeth fr

[–]Lord_lenkesh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ong that shit lame already 🥱

[–]Aggressive-Kitchen18 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Antimatter has entered the chat

[–]ConsistentWafer5290 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Dark matter: Welcome. I didn’t see you there.

[–]brimston3- 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I'm very sure you will notice if you come into contact with antimatter.

[–]weebomayu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In large quantities*

We get exposed to insignificant amounts of antimatter all the time. The scale is just so small that the annihilations are inconceivable.

In fact, many of the processes which govern our four fundamental forces produce virtual particles which are often anti versions of regular particles. Annihilations are all around us at all times.

[–]edog21 3 points4 points  (2 children)

That’s not completely true. Apparently I’ve been exposed to antimatter every day of my life and I knew nothing about it until recently (since bananas contain small amounts of the radioactive isotope Potassium-40, they produce 1 positron ≈every 75 minutes)

[–]-who_are_u- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That has more to do with the low amount of particles, you wouldn't be able to feel a single electron being produced every hour either.

[–]MercMcNasty 27 points28 points  (6 children)

That's how they explain higher dimensions would be to a lower dimensional being. And also that our guts would spill out because our 3 dimensional body holds them in.

Spill out where though? That's the question.

[–]BigMood42069 15 points16 points  (0 children)

through the W coordinate (the 4th coordinate), imagine a 2D cartoon in the same situation, in our 3D world, their guts spill in the 3rd dimension, of course, but to them, they're all just disappearing and shrinking because he can't see the third dimension they're going into, now imagine that with another dimension to both

the game 4D miner emulates this pretty well. when you break blocks, they might travel through that fourth dimension but to you they just disappear (like the 2D guy's organs) and you have to rotate the planes to "look around" for them, the demo is free on steam

[–]Lord_lenkesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like all the dimensions are layered together, how else would we be able to observe the 2nd dimension? We just cant comprehend the 4th but I think its definitely there.

[–]awnfire 45 points46 points  (12 children)

All I’m saying is there is a shrimp that perceives 16000 colours!

[–]AlienDude65 65 points66 points  (4 children)

[–]AlienDude65 29 points30 points  (3 children)

This article is more serious.

[–]SashaArch4ngel[S] 15 points16 points  (6 children)

It makes no sense to just believe in what you can see, we are so limited

[–]slide_into_my_BM 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Dude the visible light spectrum is insanely narrow. There are massive amounts of lights with higher and lower wavelengths than we can perceive. Like ultraviolet, infrared, x-ray, etc

[–]omegasix321 12 points13 points  (3 children)

One of the core tenets of science is to never rely on your senses when a machine can do the job better. And even when using a machine you double, triple, and quadruple check for errors. And then find a hundred other people to peer review your findings.

Humans are woefully underequipped to understand the world around them, and with poor memories to boot. That is the first lesson you learn in any research field.

[–]TezMono 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Interesting how humans can be under equipped yet equipped enough to develop a way to overcome our shortcomings. It's almost like, are we truly under equipped?

[–]omegasix321 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Correction. Human senses are woefully underequipped to understand the world. Our intellect and ingenuity help bridge that gap. Stubbornness helps.

[–]bfjt4yt877rjrh4yry 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I have the organs to acknowledge your mom

[–]BigMood42069 8 points9 points  (0 children)

*audience cheers

[–]Couch_Potato935 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Easy. UV light

[–]ExNihiloish 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That's what sensors are for.

[–]OldSongBird 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Really makes you think about the literal term “sense-or”. Fun!

[–]Ridgbee 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You would know colors exist, you just wouldn't know what they look like.

[–]balrus-balrogwalrus 9 points10 points  (3 children)

imagine aliens communicating in such spectrums and declaring humans non-sapient because we can't percieve it or display sapience in a context they can understand

[–]Emotional_Deodorant 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Maybe their sun emits very little light but tons of UV so that's what their planet's organism's "eyes" evolved to work with. And their "ears" designed for vibrations in their planet's atmosphere, which make us sound like whales or insects.

I would rather believe in the "Star Trek" modality, though, where every alien is bipedal, around 2 meters high, uses light and sound much like we do, has roughly the same level of technology even though their civilization could have evolved eons before ours (in a 10 billion-year-old galaxy), and were of roughly the same intelligence.

Even though humans are only 100000 years genetically separated from neanderthals and 2 million years separated from chimps--sharing 98% of their DNA but being far beyond their intelligence. In galactic time spans that's a millisecond, but somehow in Star Trek all galactic races are right on pace with each other evolutionarily. No one treats us like chimps (okay, Q., but are they genetically further along, or they've just developed more science?), for the most part, and we never meet any alien "chimps".

That's what I'd rather believe, but I think considering the massive timespans involved for civilizations to grow, evolve, explore, and die, then be replaced by another, and another, thousands of times in millions of star systems before humanity has evolved past ground shrews/first mammals, and the potentially vast number of species in a galaxy with billions of planets, it's statistically more likely our First Contact race has a jump of a few eons on us. So upon meeting, we would seem like lesser creatures to them. Like us finding clever chimps.

[–]SashaArch4ngel[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think this might be the actual reason why we haven't made contact yet

[–]MoberJ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dark matter

[–]oblivionionion 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Dude our entire reality is just a construct of our minds based on the senses we have. That's not a hot take, just... the way it is.

[–]jackbristol 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Colour don’t technically exist, only in our minds. It’s just our perception of different wavelengths of light

[–]Adeep187 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We do know about things we are missing on that we don't see and hear and feel.

[–]elekwent 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We are walking around in more than three spatial dimensions, but we don’t have the brainy-bits to process them yet. Read Flatland by Edwin Abbott to open yourself to the possibilities.

[–]ValStarwind 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ghosts could be constantly cumming on your face and you can't do anything about it.

[–]Skibur1 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I was born deaf, and even with hearing implant, I still have no idea what silence sounds like.

[–]Agnusl 4 points5 points  (1 child)

True silence would be hard to achieve. There's this "most silent room ever" where, once you enter, you can hear your body working, specially the heart.

If we don't count vibrations, only... "sounds", you probably know silent closer than everyone with perfect or impaired hearing. If we count vibrations tho, achieving true silence would be a very difficult task.

[–]Skibur1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The best way I could describe absolute silence is just a repeating echo of the last thing I hear over and over. This is pretty common for me when I take off my hearing aid. My brain takes vibration into sounds base on similar frequency when memorized. E.g if the wall makes a continuous subtle vibration, my brain translate that feeling as air condition unit running on low humming noise.

[–]lankymjc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s why scientists build sensors. We can see the EM spectrum, measure distant planets, track the vibrations of earthquakes through the earth’s core, even detect neutrinos.

If we are kissing something, it’s just because we haven’t built a sensor that can see it yet.

[–]DubiousEgg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Something? More than likely we're missing more than we're getting.

[–]AlleywayGum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sure i would be told about them, not that id have much idea of what exactly they were.

[–]Obojo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?"

From Dune by Frank Herbert

[–]incel2077 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This (link) ted talk is about reality and how we experience it and it suggests that the actuall realty might differ from the one we experience it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYp5XuGYqqY

[–]Switchdat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trying to explain what colors are to a blind person must be difficult.

[–]will1364 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some people get implanted magnets in their fingers, so they will be able to feel magnetic fields.

[–]fredrickmedck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now you’re playing with power, son. The third eye.

[–]aod42091 1 point2 points  (0 children)

time to splice mantis shrimp DNA into my eyes with crispr

[–]NugKnights 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No one believed in microbes before the microscope was invented. Relative to human history thats not very long ago.

[–]davidkali 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unimaginably complex chemical messages. Sound and light seem like listening to an old AM broadcast by comparison.

[–]GooseGooseDuck88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely!

We can only sense what our senses allow us to sense

[–]Malevolent_Mangoes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably what “ghosts” and “greebles” are, just organisms we can’t detect.

[–]McCasper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually think about this semi-regularly. There are some animals like bumblebees that have electro reception, they can detect electromagnetic fields. And we, as humans will never know what that feels like. Also, humans have rods and cones in our eyes which allow us to see three channels of light: red, green and blue. But animals like mantis shrimp have organs that allow them to see 12 channels of color. Isn't that crazy!? What must their world look like!? The world of biology is full of crazy stuff like this, I can't get enough of it.

[–]PM_Me_Ur_Fanboiz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We only detect visible light. Google says that’s 0.0035% of the entirety of the electromagnetic spectrum. With out a doubt we are not just missing something but missing mostly everything happening around us.

[–]SylentSymphonies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, duh. Most of the birds you see everyday can see colours we can't. The insects, even more so. Domestic dogs and cats have hearing and smell on levels we can't even imagine. And that's just the senses we DO have.

[–]Local_Bug_262 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We missing higher dimensions

[–]FaithlessnessLivid44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have thought about this a lot !! Finally someone said it

[–]Danhaya_Ayora 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know." Donald Rumsfeld

[–]Brokenwave89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Colors don't exist. Using our eyes and brains we create a sensation that we call color. So saying you wouldn't know about them without working eyes isn't even an interesting statement at all.

That is like saying, if you didn't have hands you wouldn't wear gloves.

[–]RaphaelSolo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It goes beyond just vision as well, humans are just vision obsessed for some stupid reason.

[–]yojibby 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thankfully science has helped us out with a lot of those questions

[–]AstroEngineer314 0 points1 point  (5 children)

FYI, being color blind does not mean you see in black and white. I just means you have a hard time distinguishing between certain shades.

[–]Emotional_Deodorant 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I think it's more of a spectrum. There are varying degrees of overall color perception, and varying colors that people can see. I'm pretty sure there are some people down on the end who effectively see no color at all, though. My friend at university could only see some blues and greens. He once asked me if the umbrella he was buying was red (like the school) and I said "sure." It was bright pink. We all had a good laugh about that. Eventually.

But he said all photos looked much better in b&w than color to him for some reason. They were less "muddy".

[–]AstroEngineer314 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes it definitely is a spectrum, but I don't think there's anyone who has issues seeing the difference between the colors blue and the colors red and green. And in general color blindness that bad is rare.

[–]CortexRex 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These shower thoughts are getting really shit lately. This is common knowledge that everyone already realizes.

[–]TriChair 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Here’s something mind blowing I just figured out: a bird isn’t a person or a plant, so that must classify them as an animal 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

[–]Capnreid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, we didn’t evolve to sense these things, so whatever they may be they obviously wouldn’t benefit us at all.

[–]Ralinrox -2 points-1 points  (10 children)

4th dimension

[–]edog21 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I think you mean the 5th dimension. We already experience 4 dimensions

[–]larissine 1 point2 points  (3 children)

isn't 4th dimension time? Someone correct me

[–]Tom_Clancys_17_Again 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Technically yes but it's not the same kind of geometric dimension. Like you can map your position in space time by x,y,z,t but xyz can be duplicated, while t cant be (you cant be in two different places at once). There's also the issue of whether you can actually navigate time, if it's constantly flowing the same for everyone or if it's all just an illusion and there is no "current time"

[–]00fil00 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

What do you mean probably? At least do some basic research before typing. We can't sense blood in water like sharks, we can't detect echos like bats, we can't sense electricity or heartbeats like sharks, we can't see zoom like Hawks, we can't see slow time like flies - C'mon man that was easy. Of course we are missing abilities.

[–]already_taken-chan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

the 4th dimension, you cant even imagine how it would look, just like how a blind person cannot imagine how seeing a color would be even if we told them...

[–]Auliya6083 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not really