Sam asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 11 months ago

Can we trust our senses?

Do you believe we can trust what our senses are telling us? Why or why not?

18 Answers

  • Raja
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    If your fate is not good you may take a wrong decision and go in a wrong direction. All creatures including human beings are ruled by spirits. Spirits are separate elements. A human being doesn't have a spiritual body. A human being during his/her lifetime is living with many spirits which have joined one by one since birth. They are knowledge, skills, feelings, emotions, interests and everything. Even thoughts are not your own. For example, when you want to take a decision on a subject, one after another the spirits think and you just listen, choose or reject the ideas which they transmit to your mind through your brain in the form of thoughts. Brain is just a media to connect the spirits to your mind. A mind is just a computer's mind. After the destruction of a computer completely you will not get it's mind. The same is the case with the human beings. Soul is nothing but an energy needed for the functionality of a body. It is not a spirit or anything else. A body's functionality is based on the auto mechanism. After death all spirits which accompanied a person quit and go to different places searching new bodies. No one lives in any form after death. All human beings are just robots made of flesh and bones and toys of the spirits for their games.

    God doesn't watch each and every human being at the same time and cannot live with each and everyone to guide them. These works are done by the spirits. God had created different kinds of spirits for various purposes. He had made the spirits to watch, guide and determine the destiny of the human beings from their daily activities, talks and thoughts too. Your past determines your present and your present determines your future. God has given freewill to all creatures including human beings. According to this, all human beings have all right to live a life as they wish. But if it happens to be bad and hurts someone, they have to face the consequences. These consequences are created by spirits. It's a natural system. After death no one lives in any form. Heaven and hell are only for spirits, not for human beings. God is a mystery even to the spirits. Spirits are not eternal beings but their lifetime is long.

  • 11 months ago

    OP, Trust begins before our senses.

    Someone call me out and say this isn't true!

  • 11 months ago

    We only got five. As long as we eat healthy fruits and vegetables then we can trust our sense. Bad street drugs make people have broken minds.

  • 11 months ago

    Yes, if we understand our physical limitations and use our brains too.

    Magic, mirages, rainbows and religious experiences etc. can all be understood, if we wish, some enjoy or need mystery.

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  • small
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Our senses are just machines..... we need to maintain and keep them in good order. Even then what they deliver to us is information.... what is important is interpretation which is the job of our mind..... basically it is our own mind that we need to spruce up and keep 'clean' in order to be able to trust what our intake from our senses is.

  • 11 months ago

    Although they have their limits, our senses can be trusted.

    Besides, they are the only means of perception that we've got.

  • 11 months ago

    I think that we can, up until the point where someone reasons-better-than-us^.

    For logically there is no doubt that we can.. slant an idea to someone else, where an original

    idea is expressly tapered to another's inquisitive sense. That is, a developing rather than a

    developed sense.

    Bothe Hellen Keller & Greta Thunberg were able to confirm this, the former by having her

    obvious limited senses tested over a developing-period-of-time possibly because her

    missing senses had left a feint memory indication when she was very young.

    The latter confirms this by describing what happened after a time resting her senses

    which occurred when she went mute after during another overhaul change from

    her normal senses to those of muted senses.

    And probably back again.. where some of her trust or some of her doubt was allayed

    in the detecting of HER OWN WAY or method as described ; the much publicised method

    which emerged as a confirmation of the highly maturely advanced views of widespread

    environmental evidence ; this authoritative tentative evidence now boosted with its definition

    as an "Emergency".

    Also among this group of women must be added the environment & philosophy work of

    Elisabeth Kolbert, who has similarly written using her excellent sense-driven-conclusions.

    And such Conclusions are tentative, namely because they RELY MORE ON INDIVIDUAL

    sense-production (a sense-driven discovery we might say) than on the IMMEDIATE


    So the obvious retort is "how is this done" & "why haven't we all done this"?

    That can be explained too.. using associated emerging logic & sensitive

    description available.

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    If one has a period of imagination, that is known to alter perception (Karolinska Institutet, in "Current Biology;" lead investigator Henrik Ehrsson); likewise, watching a vivid movie can affect perception for a day or more, even as a kind of a temporary PTSD; Israeli neuroscientists found brain wave patterns of awareness resonate for a day, influencing later perception.

    So, trust but verify, whether you're a Roman Catholic experiencing a miracle (the Church will help verify by its stringent standards of verification), or a scientist counting beans (a colleague will help by doing a recount).

    Understanding Yourself by Mark Prophet.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    They can easily be fooled (magic for example).

  • 11 months ago

    Not always. As the name implies, the senses pick up on sensations that are basically nerve reactions to simuli. Those reactions are not always connected to our ability to reason.

    Most school children are familiar with the game "telephone," in which a phrase is whispered to one child, who is then supposed to whisper the same phrase to another child and so on down a long line.

    More often than not, the phrase given by the last child along the chain is drastically different, if not entirely contradictory, to the original one. This is because what we perceive is not always what we think...the words we hear do not always connect with the same meanings.

    In college I took part in similar exercises in perception. In one, the professor played a series of computer generated sounds that sounded like a robotic "voice" repeating words over and over. He told us to write down the words we heard.

    After the exercise, he asked us to list off the words we heard. As it turned out, each of us had heard different things (I wrote down the word "bright"...another student claimed to have heard "wonder"). The professor then told us the recording was actually a series of random sounds and there were no actual "words" generated.

    There are numerous examples...from optical illusions to phantom sensations...but in the end, the senses alone are not necessarily enough to get a clear picture of the reality around us.

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