Perception is more important than reality because to the perceiver perception is the reality

March 24, 2015, 10:09 pm

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The debate "Perception is more important than reality because to the perceiver perception is the reality" was started by ThyDarkest on March 24, 2015, 10:09 pm. 15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

ThyDarkest posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

ThyDarkest, wmd, kimmy92, Alex11113, Bodaciouslady16, l2lll, Untamed, transfanboy, Psych_Code and 6 visitors agree.
PsychDave, TmlxIss2cool, stormshy disagree.

Religious people see evidence of God?s handiwork everywhere; whereas, atheists see evidence of the absence of God everywhere. Conservatives see the evils of liberalism everywhere and liberals see the evils of conservatism everywhere. In fact, you do not need to watch and listen to either Fox or MSNBC because you already know what their position will be on any given political issue.

4 years, 11 months ago

The original topic of this argument is: "Perception is more important than reality; because to the perceiver, perception is the reality." I'm not sure why the punctuation isn't showing, sorry if it caused any confusion.

This topic intend to discuss "how do we think?" and "why do we believe what we believe?".

Perception is a result of reality, not the other way around. In short, humans are processors which are generated by biased structures which metabolize energy a certain way, therefore there can be no totally encompassing abstraction processed through them.

Psychologically, our beliefs and axioms rest upon our experiences. Our experiences, however, do not translate logically to an axiom, but only due to an intuitive connection based on our interpretation of the experiences, which is always subject to revocation. These interpretations shape our beliefs and perceptions which determine our theories about the world. Finally, our theories determines what we observe in the world and, paradoxically, we only observe what confirms our theories which further hardens our beliefs and axioms.

Thought controls you more than you realize, and thinking is therefore speculative because our personal beliefs and theories distort what we observe.

4 years, 11 months ago

Perception controls how people react to the world, but reality exists independently of perception. If you step off a cliff, regardless of whether you perceive it or not, gravity will pull you down. If you step into traffic because you don't notice it, your perception of safety doesn't change the reality of the danger.

4 years, 11 months ago
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