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Do your feelings matter?

If we know 1+1=2....and you feel like it equals 3....should we teach children based on your view of the equation or the factual data?

If you think something...does that make it appropriate for everyone?

What if you are wrong?

Do you question your beliefs....or do they serve as inert values?

We absorb data from various sources. We will call that data, in this context, raw data. The raw data has no meaning before translation.

Once we receive data it is processed through filters in our brain. Those filters apply the logic we intend to use.

(DATA SET) ---------- > {FILTER(DATA SET)} -Conclusion-

We have two types of filters.


Our impulse filters have much to do with non-cognitive functioning. (REASON) or cognitive functioning is defined by existing filters.

Let's say your racist.

(DATA SET) --------- >(RACIST FILTER) ----------> (CONCLUSION)

Notice that this (RACIST FILTER) is vague. The actual filter network would be comprised of many different filters working together. I am just calling it the (RACIST FILTER) for now to save time.

The problem with this sort of emotional filter is it bases all reason on subjective data or subjective filters. These aren't filters created by facts or research. They are fabricated direct programming or false information. False information can construct filters that manipulate "raw data" and change it into "subjective data". Subjective data isn't always bad. However, if your view on something impacts another person's life....or another person's daily functions you may want to ensure it's accurate.

Do your emotions matter? Are they based on facts or programmed filters that need to be audited?


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    Apr 27 2013: Everything in nature has its place. Some things can be measured, some things can not be measured.
    Measurements or not, real things are real. Reality does not depend on mathematics, neither does it depend on feelings.
    The sun lights the daylight sky, its there weather I feel it or not; I may claim to feel love when there is no love. But love exists. We love our nations, our children, hopefully our spouses. (and we know for sure that we love, not for feelings but for deeds)

    This is where wisdom comes in. As the saying goes "to everyone his/her due".
    • Apr 27 2013: Mathematics is merely the acknowledgment of patterns. Mathematics isn't relevant to nature. Nature could care less about measuring and understanding. Nature...just is.

      Nature has no feelings. Nature does its job all the time. You plant a seed and it doesn't fail to thrive. It doesn't get up and manipulate other plants that aren't part of its species.

      Nature is completely different.

      Of all the creatures that were made, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood he is the only one--the solitary one--that possesses malice. That is the basest of all instincts, passions, vices--the most hateful. He is the only creature that has pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. Also--in all the list he is the only creature that has a nasty mind.
      - Mark Twain's Autobiography

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