How easily you can be fooled by lack of imagination

Discussion in 'Consciousness & Science' started by Jim_Smith, Nov 13, 2018.

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    This works especially well if they are trying to convince a person of something that supports or is somehow consistent with preexisting and strongly held beliefs because in that situation people will be less likely to look for alternatives.
     
  2. David Bailey

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    That is very true, and then of course those with a better imagination who come up with objections can be dismissed as being fanciful. I think clever rhetoric plays an increasing (but illegitimate) part in science.

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    I wonder if the claim that ‘natural physical processes couldn’t possibly allow us to consciously interact with our evironment’ demonstrates a lack of imagination?
     

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