Life & Philosophy Science

Independent of reality

All photos by Wells Baum

Inference precedes information. We are preconditioned to view the world with cognitive bias. That’s why we think we know before we know it.

What corroborates analysis is the outcome. Did we get something positive — a product, a feeling, praise — in return for our supposed rational decision-making?

We expect the grass to be green and the sky to be blue because that’s the common way they appear. But reality exists in the brain; the external world is colorless.

The abstract thinker avoids thinking in concrete terms, bumbling around to make way for further inspection.

The upside to questioning the status quo is that it immediately makes the world more interesting.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.