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Perception vs. Reality May 20, 2012

Posted by Michael in Religion, Science.

Bill Whittle just consistently rocks your head.




1. Michael - May 20, 2012

Should have credited Geezer for tipping me to this video, even though I subscribe to him.

2. Michael - May 20, 2012

Hah! I was just looking at the new WP stats page.

It says that the fourth most popular topic we’ve posted about is “ducks.”

I did not originally envision this as a duck blog.

3. Michael - May 20, 2012

Also, our flagcounter is still missing a hit from Chad.

Does anybody in Chad have a computer?

Do you have a friend in Chad with a computer that you could call?

4. geoff - May 20, 2012

I agree that Bill Whittle provides a great perspective on how little of our reality we are able to perceive and appreciate. But I don’t think it follows that scientists are as hapless as he claims. Everything he talked about has been known for at least 50 years (with the exception of 11-dimensional string theory, which was born 40 years ago).

So while there is still a lot to learn and scientists may not be particularly qualified to discuss the existence of God, the examples Whittle gives show exactly the opposite: scientists have a far greater appreciation for the entirety and complexity of reality than ordinary folk. After all, they’re the people who discovered and explained these things to the rest of us.

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