From Range’s storage room deep within the rat hole.
Always kind of liked this idea that came to me one day. It concerned the Hawk’s statement…“it’s easy to see if I show you where to look.” After gorging on some cheese, I turned that statement around to read…“it’s easy to look if I show you how, or where, to see”. Goes like this:
Given the 3-dimensions of a golf ball placed upon the ground ( which is a 2-dimensionsal plane with only width and depth) how we actually see that may make a difference. Can we see the ball on the ground as a 2-dimensional object that is now congruent with the ground’s 2-dimensional plane? And would that make a difference.
When I hold up a golf ball at eye level and really look closely and perhaps “beyond” the ball…I can see it as 2-dimensional: having only height and width…where did the depth go from that perspective. Now when I place the ball on the ground, I can see it as having only width and depth, just like the ground…where did the height go?
Kinda like hitting dimes off of very tight carpet…we will almost instictively make a flat move away from the dime and come in even flatter since we are almost hitting a 3-dimensional dime, that really has minimal height, as if it were really 2-dimensional.
Or cutting down a tree at a point exactly 1/2" above the ground. If the tree is 50’ tall, we could take the axe away from the tree onto any “elevated plane” we choose knowing we can re-route the axe down the 1/2" point…and because we know that we have a lot of height in the tree to allow for a “miss”. But what if the tree is only 5/8" tall? We would bend our knees and get quite shallow with our approach, because there is no margin for error.
Didn’t some of the greatest hitters in baseball decribe a world class fastball on its way to the plate as seeing “a flat pill”.
Time for me to take my pill RR