Why some people think consciousness comes from the brain — and why it doesn’t
Jun10

Why some people think consciousness comes from the brain — and why it doesn’t

A child may think that milk comes from a bottle in the fridge or from a rack in the supermarket. We may laugh at such naivete,…

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Knowledge expands the avenues available for us to address those problems

Suppose someone is coughing. If they have no medical knowledge, they might just try to suppress their cough, which might…

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When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable
Mar11

When a danger is less visible, it leaves us more vulnerable

If we are afflicted by some disease with visible symptoms such as TB, we would seek diagnosis and treatment. But suppose …

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To believe whatever we see is to live like an animal
Jan31

To believe whatever we see is to live like an animal

Some people assert, “Seeing is believing.” Their intent in making this assertion may be good – they don’t want …

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We need the eyes to see what our eyes need to see
Jan09

We need the eyes to see what our eyes need to see

When we are sick and in pain, a doctor may immediately see some symptoms that indicate the presence of disease. If during …

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The senses may be windows to the world, but they are mere portholes to reality
Oct28

The senses may be windows to the world, but they are mere portholes to reality

A window gives us the sensation that we are looking at a large part of the outside world through it. In contrast, a porthole,…

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