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08:17 am, reblogged  by eafp 109378

"We think this is reality. But in philosophy, that’s called naive realism:  "What I perceive is reality." And philosophers have refuted naive realism every century for the last 2,500 years, starting with Buddha and Plato, and yet most people still act on the basis of naive realism. 
Now the argument is, “Well, maybe my perceptions are inaccurate, but somewhere there is accuracy, scientists have it with their instruments. That’s how we can find out what’s really real.” But relativity, quantum mechanics, have demonstrated clearly that what you find out with instruments is true relative only to the instrument you’re using, and where that instrument is located in space-time. So there is no vantage point from which real reality can be seen. 
We’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels. And when we begin to realize that we’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels, we find that it is much easier to understand where other people are coming from. 
All the ones who don’t have the same reality tunnel as us do not seem ignorant, or deliberately perverse, or lying, or hypnotized by some mad ideology, they just have a different reality tunnel.  And every reality tunnel might tell us something interesting about our world if we’re willing to listen. 
The idea every perception is a gamble, seems to me so obviously true that I continually am astonished that I could forget it so many times during the course of 24 hours. But to the extent that I remember it, I just can’t stay angry at anybody, so it’s a thing worth keeping in mind.” 
http://www.dailygrail.com/Humanity-Plus/2013/7/Robert-Anton-Wilson-Explains-Quantum-Physics

"We think this is reality. But in philosophy, that’s called naive realism:  "What I perceive is reality." And philosophers have refuted naive realism every century for the last 2,500 years, starting with Buddha and Plato, and yet most people still act on the basis of naive realism.

Now the argument is, “Well, maybe my perceptions are inaccurate, but somewhere there is accuracy, scientists have it with their instruments. That’s how we can find out what’s really real.” But relativity, quantum mechanics, have demonstrated clearly that what you find out with instruments is true relative only to the instrument you’re using, and where that instrument is located in space-time. So there is no vantage point from which real reality can be seen.

We’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels. And when we begin to realize that we’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels, we find that it is much easier to understand where other people are coming from.

All the ones who don’t have the same reality tunnel as us do not seem ignorant, or deliberately perverse, or lying, or hypnotized by some mad ideology, they just have a different reality tunnel.  And every reality tunnel might tell us something interesting about our world if we’re willing to listen.

The idea every perception is a gamble, seems to me so obviously true that I continually am astonished that I could forget it so many times during the course of 24 hours. But to the extent that I remember it, I just can’t stay angry at anybody, so it’s a thing worth keeping in mind.”

http://www.dailygrail.com/Humanity-Plus/2013/7/Robert-Anton-Wilson-Explains-Quantum-Physics

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08:11 am, reblogged  by eafp 229

ancientart:

Art of the Maya archaeological site of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.

Founded in the Late Preclassic, and peaking between about AD 500 and 700, Palenque is a well-known Maya site with particularly remarkable, and well preserved, sculptural and architectural remains.

Photos by Richard Weil.

08:30 pm, reblogged  by eafp 2292

wolverxne:

Peaceful - by:  | {Website}

  06:33 pm, reblogged  by eafp 213972

earthlycreations:

Niagara Falls by ( V77RFC )

06:32 pm, reblogged  by eafp 888

lich-tung:

ourirenelove:

JAPON Sente Kannon (Guanyin) Bosatsu Statue, Nanbokucho era (14 century), Japan

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  01:41 pm, reblogged  by eafp 29

americanantihumanist:

nhhngr218:

americanantihumanist:

And today is the anniversary that I like to call “Karma’s a bitch Day” where Americans remember the terrorist attacks on the twin towers.
But what was 9/11 if not decades of decades of imperialist domination and brutal capitalist exploitation coming back to bite us in the ass?

Apparently supporting dictatorships, looting less developed countries, bombing anyone we disagreed with, using other nations and organizations as pawns in our fight with the Soviets, undermining democratically elected governments, and raping the environment had consequences. Who knew?

As for imperialist domination - I don’t know how much you know about the history of Islam but well, they were already imperialist as fuck long before the US even existed. Just taking a look where Islam is major religion these days should give a good clue. Sure, they always claim that they only defend themselves ("of course" the 9/11 attacks where just a means of retaliation as well and bla) when attacked - really? Defended themselves all the way to Spain, Indonesia, the Maldives, etc….?

And they still export their sick ideology out into the world (just take a look at Europe these days - we already have “Sharia controlled zones” and no-go areas for ethnic Europeans) - they are just doing it differently these days - usually (though there are of course exceptions) not by force (as they don’t have the means anymore to just overrun their enemies) but by funding extremist mosques and cultural centres and whatever else and will strike from within once they have enough followers.

RIP victims of 9/11

don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not defending Islam here, Islam is just like oldschool Christianity, oppressive and awful, all I am saying is that 9/11 specifically is a product of America’s shitty foreign policies.

  11:00 am, reblogged  by eafp 9