posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:26 PM
reply to post by crankyoldman
You will like the first three paragraphs of this article. Can't ask for a better source either.
We all need to remember this next time a dogmatic materialist says something is "absurd".
Science is a tool, but it needs to be remembered it is a tool and not the truth. The map is not the terrain. The sign pointing up the mountain isn't
what you climb.
During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe
in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away. Tons of high-energy particles may flow through the opening before
it closes again, around the time you reach the end of the page.
"It's called a flux transfer event or 'FTE,'" says space physicist David Sibeck of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "Ten years ago I was pretty sure
they didn't exist, but now the evidence is incontrovertible."
There is the argument that science is so amazing because it self corrects. So does philosophy and religion. So does business. So do families and
individuals. Science self corrects because *we* self correct, it is nothing special or inherent in science. Self correcting is simply fessing up to
being wrong. Science gives us 20/20 vision, but 20/20 vision can't see an Auto-stereogram and thus misses out on the "delusional" experience of seeing
the 3D image pop out when you blur your vision and look "irrationally". Suddenly something new pops out that was always there, but required changing
the method of observation/thinking aka "belief in what's possible before having proof".
You don't get proof of the 3D image until you've seen it yourself. But you can't see it yourself until you take a leap of faith and try to see it the
way others say they see it, but you can't yet. There is no evidence that is actual proof except personal experience.
Two eyes. Two ways of looking. Science is looking through just one eye. It's a good eye, we should love the eye, but we can't only look through it and
expect to have any perspective at all. Science gives us the 20/20 vision view of the Auto-stereogram, but misses the entire point, as well as can't
"prove" to anyone that people are actually seeing 3D images. The only reason we don't question it is because the "majority" say they can, thus the
ones who can't just accept it. However if only 1 person on the earth could see them and the rest couldn't, we would declare them delusional.
But they would be right and we'd be missing out.
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