Science And Objectivity

The need to evolve human ideas

By mainstream evolutionary theory, developments generally aid survival within prevailing conditions, and there is no reason to imagine human cognition should be any different in this respect.   Logically, we should have improved our survival chances by better understanding the world in which we live.   But this is too simple: survival does not necessitate our human abstract form of understanding, and such understanding does not guarantee survival.

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Emotions do matter

Non-Objective Reality (NOR), as its name suggests, is a critique of the objective view of the world.   However, it is not one of the increasing challenges to objectivity that reflexively dismisses whatever risks offending people’s feelings.   There is no attempt in NOR to for example, silence science, or to argue feelings inherently carry more weight – albeit, science is heavily criticized and feelings are given more credence than conventional objectivity generally allows.

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