Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
Here is the philosophy paper I got a 10/10 on. Enjoy.
Ease of belief in objects
The topic for the following philosophical reaction will be the ease that people believe in objects. I think that this is the case because people have a tendency to be more visual in their understanding of the world around them than any other of the senses.
I know that I have not questioned my belief in the computer I’m typing this on until now.
I think that it is easier for people to believe in objects because we interact with them using our senses. I can see the screen of the computer as I’m typing, I can feel the keys on the keyboard, and I can hear the music playing from my speakers. These sensory perceptions reassure me that my computer is indeed real and I’m not just losing my mind.
In my case, as an atheist, I do find it ludicrous to believe in any supernatural entities.
It seems silly to me to believe in things that require blind faith instead of relying on observable data. This is one of the problems I have with religion and its followers.
I do find it interesting how even the most skeptical of people can unquestioningly accept the material world, as in the case of the computer example above. For all I know I could be in a dream-like state or, as the solipsist in me would argue, I am the only thing that can possibly exist in my reality. People tend to just go with the flow and passively accept things as they are with out going any farther than what their senses can verify for them. Humans are herd animals and as such we follow others. The herd has been conditioned to accept the material world with out question so the vast majority of people go with that status quo. In order to break free of this, people need to transcend the assumption of the herd and start to bring into question our deepest held beliefs.