Poll: Perception is reality

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Is perception reality?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    55.0%
  3. Bullshit! (Gets counted with the 'No' answers)

    10.0%
  4. ummm...Hickboy?

    15.0%
  1. B_Hickboy

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    Well, is it, punk?
     
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    No, it's just your reality - not necessarily factual or accurate.
     
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    Never mind the bollocks
     
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    Just because you cannot see the forest does not mean it is not there... Perception is a tool to help anchor the conscience to this world and help our feeble minds to comprehend what little we can.
    (Hopes that doesn't sound half as pretentious as I think it does.)
     
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    Perception is everything. :tongue:

    If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck...it's probably a duck.:biggrin1:
     
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    But what if its a mallard? Or a goose? Perceptions are fallible. Easily fooled. Just ask David Blain. Lol
     
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    Personally, I think that unless you're under the influence of certain substances, perception is reality. Or at least your individual reality. Do you think it is? Well, do ya, punk?
     
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    "Individual Reality" is not the same as reality I think. Perception dictates how you see "your" world but not how the world actually is. Right?
     
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    Reality exists, independent of cognition. Just because one is not aware of a thing's existence does not mean it doesn't exist.
     
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    I see the world as a beautiful place, a depressed person might see it as a cruel and callous place. Personally, I think we need to see the world through the eyes of everyone to truly see it for what it is. There may well be things beyond our understanding - but seeing things through all eyes would be a big step toward true understanding. That's my opinion anyway. (I feel like a hippy scientist.)

    'Tis a logical truth.
     
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    And just because one believes oneself aware of a thing's existence does not mean it exists.

    I wuv oo ... :smile:
    ... but this can't be done.:cool:
     
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    I wuv woo too. :07: You can do it...in my perceived world.
     
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    Nicely ambiguous.
    Tnx.
    Be right over.
    :wink:
     
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    Curse you! :tongue: I needn't fear though, you'd be scared away by my pet rooster. He guards my most intimate domain.
     
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    ...which is a nice way of restating what I said...
     
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    BTW, this could well be one of the stupidest polls ever posted on LPSG.
     
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    Isn't there a difference?

    Hhuck added something extra about how some beliefs can be fallible. False interpretation of awareness can be believable.

    Your statement was about the fallibility of knowing of a thing's existence due to a lack of awareness.
     
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    I don't know. I'm just a bucolic oaf from Awendaw, SC. It's impossible for me to know anything because I went to school in the US, and impossible for me to have any intelligence (other than the feigned kind, whatever that is) because I believe in God.
     
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    Perception is just another construction of the mind, ready to fall down like a house of cards.
     
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