Years ago I had a discussion via email with a person who is considered one of the greatest minds of our time
We were looking at the same thing and not seeing the same thing
Recently I was watching a youtube video and again thought I might comment… until I read a few comments. There it was again… basically two camps calling each other stupid for believing this way or that. Everyone looking at the same thing, seeing something different
In the case of the comments, neither camp had access to the raw data, they were relying on their authorities to tell them what was factual. They were defending their beliefs
We all know people we’d consider stupid and we can write off their not seeing what’s in front of them or misdiagnosing something, but what about those who we consider intelligent, who do the same thing?
How can someone I consider intelligent, someone I agree with on most things and enjoy talking to, believe something about something that I don’t?
Most of my life I’ve wondered “What’s wrong with my brain?”
Today I still consider what I’m seeing, in many cases, a generic problem of the brain… Although I would downgrade problem to issue… but I’m also looking at many factors that can negatively effect the brain, most of which few are aware of
All of these factors are synthetic creations… the physical result of man’s thinking
Now I have to learn about all the things, all these synthetic creations and there effects, just to make sure I don’t unwittingly fall prey to them
Like I didn’t have enough to do…