Concept Of Vision

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@blogs86 (370)
Philippines
January 24, 2009 1:36am CST
How does a blind man think of the concept of vision? i am talking of a blind man from birth, what does he think of when people sa they see, or of colors, or someone is beautiful etc.? are they able to think of vision as something similar to what we see?, Or more of a concept, if that what?
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jan 09
Have you ever read the children's book, A Wrinkle in Time? The children in the book travel to a planet where the inhabitants have no sight and have to try and figure out how to explain it to them. Very interesting. I suppose you'd have to give them some kind of an example that they could relate to having to do with sound or smell or whatever. Maybe that way they could understand it in an abstract way even if they couldn't actually know what vision is.
@blogs86 (370)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
well i'm yet read it but that could be interesting thoughts you have that give them some example that they could relate to..maybe their imagination is the only limit
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
i have wondering on this issue too, for a long, long while already. in fact, i have had discussions on this with some friends. i don't know if their dreams are just like ours, too. because if their dreams are just like the ones that we have, then their perception of things in their minds couldn't be that far from ours. truthfully, this curiousness of ours as regards the blind man's perception of things can only be adequately answered if, we get to spend some hours with one of them and then we delve on this topic as he gives his honest answers to all our queries.
@blogs86 (370)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
well i could try that someday..thanks for responding:-)