Why is perception seemingly more important than accurate data?
Why is perception seemingly more important than accurate data? Many see that perception or view is the most important thing even accurate data. Many people or groups support a story that is perpetrated as most true and accurate while the data does not support it. We have science that only accepts data that may or may not be accurate because of protocol and belief. For example, many scientific persons/groups limit or enforce their beliefs and knowledge because they would have to entertain they are incorrect about their reality or that they are making assumptions. Perhaps illusion and reality are different or a different view of the same data.
In some simplistic forms, right and wrong are polar opposites yet are of the same planet. For example, there is really no up and down in space yet looking from a globe people are upright at any angle on the planet. Those at opposite poles are upright and upside down at the same time while at the equator they are in relation sideways. People use rationalization for most everything especially if we want to support or deny.
Science has determined most all that occurs is in the space between our ears and most of what we perceive is not what is really there. Our mind in a normal dream does not know the difference between what we call real life and a dream. In lucid dreaming we have some control; not necessarily that we know we are in a dream but that is what we call it.
A common thread is that we are naturally either good or bad, holy or not, self-centered and selfish or that we are connected and sharing. Some religious tenants suggest that we are evil because of human nature and can gain salvation or enlightenment through acceptance, learning and practice to become good. Others teach that it is a balance and understanding.
Here in the USA, the explanation of some as for why we have not heard of proof that there are Aliens from other planets or galaxies is because it would cause panic and have us question our religious beliefs. Perhaps some yet that discredits those intelligent among us and those who have unshakeable faith and belief. I think why we have not had open contact is because in so many ways we are primitive unable to get along with ourselves and with another species could be more difficult.
The analogy of a house of cards is like basing our lives or views on other than accurate data; that when one card falls they all will because they are on a story or believe that is not founded inaccurate data although institutions and beliefs are built on stories that through time and allegiance to those story’s the house of cards is protected by many and is supported by their beliefs, not the data.