- Poch Peralta
The Reality Room How to Debunk Illusions (from shadows)
Illusions or 'mysterious appearances' continue to go viral on the Internet and I can imagine how many will be duped into believing these 'miracles'. Here is one way to disprove those. I have not done this experiment yet I'm definitely sure it will work. If you are a scientific researcher or hobbyist, do this:
Create a room with one color and even walls. It doesn't have to be a real room. A big 7x7 feet box will do. Don't put anything in it except a single source of light -- a simple lamp will do. Then dare a scientific investigator to search for any 'mysterious appearance' for as long as he wants to. Make a bet he wouldn't find any (just joking).
Why am I so sure about this? Because most illusions come from shadows (some from simple stains). Plato's Cave which is the best illustration of perception and illusion was made possible because light and shadows were involved. But Plato's Cave is about perception and I am not disproving it with this article.