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Ch. 5: Bringing Human Vision into Focus ("Good Thinking" - by Guy P. Harrison) 
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 Ch. 5: Bringing Human Vision into Focus ("Good Thinking" - by Guy P. Harrison)
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Post Re: Ch. 5: Bringing Human Vision into Focus ("Good Thinking" - by Guy P. Harrison)
enjoying ch.5

i find myself collecting the frequent "condensed highlight" type lines that abound... eg.

Quote:
Sometimes we just have to live with unanswered questions.



Quote:
we are all capable of having profound, realistic, exciting, scary, even life-changing experiences within the confines of our skull. These events may feel real in every way— without actually being real.



Quote:
We like to think that “seeing is believing,” but often it is the exact opposite: believing is seeing. Much of what we “see” and how we make sense of the world around us is shaped by our past experiences and current beliefs.



Quote:
Don't you think it's odd, for example, that people who already believe in UFOs, Bigfoot, angels, and ghosts are usually the same people who claim to see those things?



good teaching technique.

i also found the account of the question Guy was asked by the radio host (what would it take?) and his answer fascinating.

Quote:
One could almost regard perception as the act of choosing the one hallucination that best fits the incoming data.”



that one reminded me of the album "Hallucination Engine"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIB1-EeuZHI

this next quote struck as a kind of summing up, a quintessence if you will

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I'm still open to the possibility that someone was on the island, shouted my name that night, and then slipped away out to sea. But the more reasonable explanation is that it was all in my head.




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