Error and Illusion

Edgar Morin says it well "all learning is vulnerable to error and illusion". Yet we are so self-confident in our rational ability to reason. I think therefore I am. Yet all information comes in through the senses, and we are overloaded with information so our senses miss so much. And then this information is processed, not as we would like to think by wonderfully objective minds, but rather by subjective knowers who favour our own paradigms, beliefs and lived experiences. Scary stuff! Particularly given the challenges that we face in looking the challenges that we face in this world after midnight straight in the face.

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