12Honoring Our Separate Realities

All the thinkers have had substantially the same thought. It would probably astound each of them beyond measure to be let into his neighbor’s mind and to find how different the scenery there was from that in his own.


Everyone is familiar with the idiom Seeing is believing. But the more you learn about life, the more you discover that that simply isn’t true. The ease with which our eyes can deceive us is remarkable.

One powerful illustration of this truth is the surprisingly large number of people falsely convicted of crimes due to the erroneous testimony of eyewitnesses. In recent years hundreds of convicted felons have been released from prison based on the irrefutable results of DNA testing. ...

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