Darkness Cannot Overcome Light

It was all an illusion hidden by the lack of light.  Things can be obscured in dim light, or patchy fog, but light is energy, while darkness is the absence of energy, thus the dark cannot overcome light.  This phenomenon of visual discernment has become a fundamental part of human perception, and people will often see what they want to see.  Many things that people see are influenced by the personal experiences that they have had.  People will challenge the things that they have a hard time accepting and they even try to challenge reality, like Trump did with his Big Lie.  These people are utterly and completely unable to distinguish fact from fiction, and they become obviously to the real world by watching Fox News.  When reality doesn’t fit into their lives, they start to believe in strange conspiracy theories.  Whatever these people try to hide and cover up will eventually work its way up to the light and become known and we can all rejoice on the day that Trump is finally locked up for his crimes.

Things were very different when the light from the Big Bang began its journey 13.7 billion years ago, however even with the new telescopes that are being invented, we will never actually be able to see the Big Bang.  The furthest that we can go back in time is to about 380,000 years after the expansion of the universe began.  We can see the heat that was there, which is what we refer to as the Big Bang and this heat covers the entire sky and fills the universe.  Light can travel any distance if the conditions are favorable, but conditions for observed universe is only favorable till 13.6 billion light years so far.  It seems strange that we are able to see light through the dark, but we cannot see light through the light.  When we look up at the night sky, the stars we can see are within our own galaxy, but we also see some fuzzy patches which are other galaxies, that are much further away than the stars.

Written for Michelle of Putting My Feet in the Dirt new Weekly Story Starters challenge.

10 thoughts on “Darkness Cannot Overcome Light

  1. I love what you wrote about people seeing what they want to see and how it’s often influenced by their own experiences. I was having a discussion with someone about that recently and it occurred to us that the power of the mind on belief is something quite profound. It’s a subject that has endless opportunities for discussion because there are so many gray areas that nobody seems to have any firm answers for. Great post!

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      1. I’m so glad that it inspired you and that’s great to hear you’ll be doing them each week. Hope you’re having a wonderful New Year’s Day. 🙂

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