posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 02:31 AM
reply to post by jwstarry
If it didn't make sense for it to alter your perception, then yes - that is irrational. It could easily be explained by natural phenomena, ones you
might not understand. Again, another reason why you shouldn't trust your senses in such a way - you don't have all the answers, and to think your
senses are perfect and that you do
have the answers is arrogant:
Making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming
You are indeed overbearingly assumptive if you think your experiences are the be-all and end-all of reality. Which you must, if you trust them so
much to alter your perspective of the world.
I'm not talking about my perception, but logic; rationality. It is well-known that our senses get easily confused. That's how optical illusions
work, and how the little experiment I talked about earlier in this very thread works. That is obvious to anyone. Therefor it is irrational to trust
the senses to be accurate, which is what you are doing.
I haven't judged anything - logic has judged you, and logic says there's a distinct possibility that you are wrong. And as long as you are not 100%
correct, assuming you are 100% is obviously irrational.
I'm sorry if you don't understand this. It's not my perception vs. yours, but your perception vs. logic. Logic won.