If one can't find two people who will agree on the semantic definition of Truth and Reality it would be a good start but it is not so. As many opinions as human beings run on the subject. Relative, objective, subjective, Socially Constructed Reality, Consensus Reality and Reality the Concept are all different things to different people.
ALL OF TODAY'S MAN'S SCIENCE IS DEBATE OVER SEMANTICS CORRUPTED BY EMOTION, PRIDE, FALSE REASONING, DEFECTIVE AND CORRUPTED KNOWLEDGE OFTEN TARNISHED BY GREED. WE ARE THE SUPERSTITIOUS FOOLS OF THE FUTURE JUST LIKE OUR ANCESTORS WERE. WE ARE NOT COMPUTERS AND NEVER WILL BE. WE ARE AT BEST DEFECTIVE ENGINEERING: UNREPAIRABLE AND UNABLE TO ACHIEVE TRUTH AND SAPIENCE, OUR SENTIENCE BEING HIGHLY POLLUTED AT THE SOURCE.
We are monkeys with money and guns. -Tom Waits :)
He said: "We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness."Leona Hemsley's dog made $12 million last year and Dean McLaine, a farmer in Ohio, made $30,000."He added: "It's just a gigantic version of the madness that grows in every one of our brains. We are monkeys with money and guns."
The essence of the approach is to see cognition as being essentially computational in nature, with mind being the software and the brain being the hardware.
I just don't know how intelligent beings can believe such tripe. Everybody has been killing themselves lately to tell us that IQ is nothing, the Unabomber had a high IQ, War Criminals, Psychopaths and Serial Killers have high IQs. We are not our intelligence and we do not vote nor respond intellectually to anything. A computer however has no emotion and this is where we fail miserably. No Vulcan bullshit will help us here. EQ is the main thing here in processing information and feelings through the filters of our clouded minds. Too many slaps in the face at a young age and basically you're an EQ retard for the rest of your life. No intellectual fact will ever convince you that the next slap is not coming down from heaven or nowhere, you are like a beaten dog. Once bitten and twice shy forever. So that so called reality and the grand delusion of control have been busted from an early age and at least you are on the right path of truth and knowledge by deeply accepting that control is an illusion.
Depressive Realism vs. Delusional Optimism based on false premises. The natural tendency when one is kicked to shits is to take the foetus position and protect yourself, don't try to reason that if I open myself wide up they are gonna stop kicking, your body won't even let you, survival is an instinct not a computer thought.
OK maybe there is a way to heal a wounded EQ with a lot of time and trust and careful handling but here again an ounce of prevention would have been so much better than tons of cure.
Epistemology or theory of knowledge is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge. It addresses the questions:
What is knowledge?
How is knowledge acquired?
What do people know?
How do we know what we know?
Much of the debate in this field has focused on analysing the nature of knowledge and how it relates to similar notions such as truth, belief, and justification. It also deals with the means of production of knowledge, as well as scepticism about different knowledge claims.
In conclusion and there is no conclusion, scientists will debate totally opposite views for eons to come; the answer is always that there is no answer. Early love, care, nurture and wisdom cannot be replaced by a machine. Some scars will remain until they are turned to dust or ashes or simply maggot manure.
Thousand times bitten and Million times shy.
If one could deeply analyse the sources of pride, resentment, hatred, ignorance and everything else that warps our imperfect world, one might have a glimpse of the solution. But how do you teach a child that the only persons he knows and trusts are ignorant trash bound by their own demons that they are trying to pass unto you? Not even knowing what they are doing. Breeding like cattle for the butcher sometimes being the breeder AND the butcher at the same time.
What does one do with six billions sheep heading for the slaughterhouse?
And when it’s not the parents it’s the authorities, the government who try to tell you not to commit murder or abortion or extortion and then send your sons to die by the thousands for greed and extortion under the pretentious lie of freedom. Guess they don’t want you to kill each other because it’s their job and privilege.
In Africa they say it takes a village to raise a child but in the big cities that village is a big threat to any child welfare and well being. Any mob, any gathering will attract many infectious bad seeds, schools, family, even churches one is bound to run in trouble and malevolent conniving: Evil plotting Evil, Darkness plotting Darkness, and so often under the colour of light and from apparent pillars of the society.
Optimism? Control? Yeah Right!