reply to post by awake_and_aware
I, as yourself, read the Watcher's brief post and this is what I took from it:
What if you chose to experience our world through a point of view that is NOT human? Perhaps imaginatively adopting the viewpoint of a "squirrel",
a "blade of grass", maybe a "hummingbird" or even a "trapdoor spider" would probably suffice in this endeavor.
And offered here as a possibly blasphemous suggestion; one experiment for you COULD be to try to cerebrally encounter your world via the imaginatively
assumed perspective of a crystal of freeze-dried coffee, a lit candle (one of my own favorites, by the way), a shoe or any other [assumed] inanimate
...maybe even a "rock". Keep in mind here Awake_and_Aware that assigning "human qualities" such as emotions, intellect and moral values to these
"imaginings" would perhaps NOT be an appropriate action. Maybe you could give your imagination free rein for a brief time; maybe not.
Awake_and_Aware, my point here is very simple:
Science is nothing short of being a truly magnificent belief system. It has, to state the obvious, supplanted other systems of belief (here I'm
primarily referring to the belief systems associated with the world's major and minor religions) which have dominated the thinking of humanity for
thousands of years.
However, although science has amassed incredibly voluminous and detailed caches of knowledge concerning, for example, biological organisms (on both
macro and micro scales), science cannot convey [to its believers] how a single frog perceives its own world.
And though there are those who would consider understanding the world viewpoint of a frog as being somewhat less than necessary, I personally feel as
though science should at least apply effort in this regard if for no other reason than contributing to that impressive cache of scientific world
knowledge and, thusly, arrive at an ever changing, dynamic and more complete "scientific worldview". This knowledge could also reflect science's
taking another tentative and courageous step into a perceptibly "larger" world...of its own.
Good luck with the experiencing of your world A&A.
Thanks for listening.