As we all know the eye works like a camera lense and light travelling from the left is captured on the right of our retina. Therefore our perception of reality is incorrect. Right is in fact left and left is in fact right. Therefore East is actually West. The sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
Using your perception of reality argument, does the sun rise at all? Is the sun rising around us, or are we rising around the sun? The Earth rotates to the East, but East and West relative to what? The universe has no directional sense, and nothing to be relative to.
Obviously I'm specifically speaking from my perspective. Everyone knows the earth rotates on its axis and orbits around the sun which is itself in motion. But from my perspective the sun appears to rise and set.
It is universally accepted that the sun rises in the East, and while you have a fine argument about the light captured in our eyes, it doesn't matter, as the sun only appears to rise in the East, even though it doesn't rise at all. Here, let me try and simplify that a bit. Why try and say the sun rises in the West when it doesn't even rise in the East? Are you trying to prove that the sun rises in the West from your brain's perspective or your retina's perspective?
Both perspectives agree. My retina and my brain tell me that in reality the sun rises in the west. The image captured on my retina is inverted both upsidedown and left to right. From my perspective it wouldn't make sense for me to be hanging in the air with the earth resting on my feet, so my brain flips the image upsidedown. But it has no reason to flip the image from left to right. That is why astronauts have problems distinguishing up from down in space but not left from right. Occum's razor states that the simpler of the two is logical. Invert vertically and invert horizontally or just invert horizontally. Left is in fact right. North is south and east is west. You are reading and writing from left to right. .ytilaer ni ekil skool ti tahw si sihT
Okay, I took some time to think about this, and here is what I've concluded. If our eyes are indeed mirrors, I encourage you to do this simple trick. Stand in front of a mirror and wave your right hand. On the mirror, the right hand appears on the right side, and in reality your hand is on the right. I have to admit, this stumped me for quite a while, but that's just not how the brain processes light.
If you stand in front of a mirror your image if facing you. If you wave your right hand, your image waves its left hand. Difficult to comprehend but try this. When you meet someone you put out your right hand to shake hands. So do they. Now put out your right hand to your reflection and see what hand it puts forward.