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  1. #1 refining our perception with science 
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    Does anyone consider that science can help us more accurately perceive things?

    For instance, would improved understandings of space-time allow us to see the world "clearer", would it allow us to look at cause and effect events with greater understanding, on the basic human level?

    Is there any evidence that science, an understanding of space-time, has allowed us to perceive the basic proportions of our reality with greater acuity?



    Any ideas?


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    Yes.
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    So, clearly, is there a registry of "greater human logistical empowerment" that is in step with the great leaps of science in history?
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    i see science as single interpretation of laws of nature.cause many interpretations may lead to confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theQuestIsNotOver
    So, clearly, is there a registry of "greater human logistical empowerment" that is in step with the great leaps of science in history?
    There is definitely greater existant potential for this. Since you can't force people to empower themselves though, not everyone will be in step. When it comes to your own perception, I actually believe that you can be far far far beyond the limited bounds of science, as science lacks proper description of things the mind is well equipped to handle. The brain can be programmed just like any other computer. The problem is though, once you go past the bounds of science, all ideas are entirely your own, as there could be no adequate description of these things. This is all just concerning the manifestation of knowledge, but isn't a big part of manifesting correct knowledge using correct tools to percieve the logic behind the knowledge? Of course, so obviously if our brains are in tip-top shape we'll naturally understand the universe a lot better, right? Science has come along way towards improving the brain's perception of the world, but it has mostly worked to get those with a defecit up to average, and not propel the average far past exemplary, and this is simply because we do not truly understand the phenomena of there even being a self to percieve and wonder about the world.

    However, there are two sides to every coin. A brain so in-tune with the world may (or may not, there are exceptions to every rule) just take all the patterns it percieves for granted, as it never experiences anything other than these patterns. Conversely, users of psychedelic drugs, which whack your brain out of tune, commonly report an enhanced perception of the natural world, both during their experience and after, with lasting effects. Some experts say that the user is simply delusional, but other experts have proposed that by significantly distorting our process of pattern recognition, while still clear-minded enough to know the difference between real and not-real, that "wrong patterns" simply provide contrast to "real patterns", revealing patterns to the user that he/she may have never noticed, having always taken them for granted.
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