This is the funny thing about beliefs is that they are all right. I know. I know. I keep harping on this. I like harps.
One person may believe wholeheartedly that the lord Jesus invented the earth 2000 years ago. Another person may believe with every fiber of their being that everything in he observable universe is just the chance formations in the dust clouds raised from the last time that Cthulhu decimated existence. One assumes that their perceptions of the King James Bible are infallible, literal, chronological truths. The other believes what comes out of their own warped and methamphetamine amplified paranoia- that and the two Lovecraft books they actually read.
Which brings me to my problems with skepticism. You might say I am a meta-skeptic. Or you could call me an anti-skeptic. Either way, I am skeptical mostly of skepticism itself.
It all seems to be based in deterministic materialism, which is just another assumption that one may make.
Saying that the physical senses cannot be trusted, and that phenomenon are only to be considered as real if they are verified by measurements by appropriate instrumentation is, to me, laughable. If we can't trust our senses, how are we to observe the measurements that we have taken. By a similar token, if what counts as reality is the consensus view of reality, then our perceptions are all we ever had anyways. Operationally, this consensus is much more useful than the objective measurements of instrumentation.
Not that it's all bad you know. Running water, antibiotics, the internet... Deterministic materialism has been productive. So was the asteroid that gave us dry land and an atmosphere. I sure am glad that that asteroid isn't still hitting us though.
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