Fringe, which I discovered has been on for years, but it was new to me. If you want to find out more about the show you can follow the link above. What this show did, was give me a new interest in Science, of the weird variation that is.
Conspiracy theorists will love the idea of Fringe Science, it gives a whole new meaning to cover up. I'm not sure how long this will hold my interest, but as long as it does I'll share the quirky little facts I ran across that stand out to me.
After watching three seasons of the show, I started researching online strange scientific discoveries, and was amazed to find out that out of the ordinary things happen all the time. For someone who is rarely interested in Science Fiction, it's been an eye-opening experience. For my romance reader fans, don't worry, I'm not about to start writing under that genre unless it has an explosive love story behind it!
Something that caught my eye while I was researching this week was the six sense being developed in lab rats. From my limited science background, I could only understand that scientists were able to allow these lab rats to sense infrared light. Supposedly, again from the article which someone with more knowledge can research here, these rats are supposed to be able to see infrared light. While that in itself doesn't seem like a big deal to me, the possibilities that it proposes could be really incredible.
If we can make a lab rat see things outside of their normal perception why couldn't we take it a step further and alter the human ability to see things not normal for us as well. If you're anything like me, the possibility of there being other worlds, or even a parallel of our own world which could include spirits, would be accessible. The human brain is a fascinating thing, and since it's suggested we only use a fragment of the total of our mind, what incredible possibilities await us when it's discovered how to tune in to those other parts, or alter the ones we already use to a heightened state?
Have I lost you yet? I don't profess to be an above average intelligent person, but I do tend to be fascinated with the possibilities that all humans can go above their potential. Things like ESP, astral travel, conversing with the spirit world, and telekinesis have never seemed out of the ordinary for me. In fact as a young teenager I was convinced with the right mind training I could do these things. Needless to say I never honed the skills necessary, but I still believe they are easily possible if a person is willing to focus on them. I'm getting off track here, but let me just say a few more things regarding those possibilities on my behalf. Focus has never been my strong suite. My mind is normally going in ten different directions at one time, but with the right ability to concentrate, I sincerely believe it's not only possible, but probably all those things I mentioned above are accessible.
The lab rats give us a small insight into what is possible if we step outside the norm and focus on the potential of the brain. If you'd like to research on your own check out Strange News or type in Fringe Science Discoveries into your browser. Just a quick warning, it's easy to become addicted to all the research.