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When can we trust our senses to give us the truth?

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Topic: When can we trust our senses to give us the truth? The human body consists of five different senses: to smell, to hear, to see, to taste, and to feel. To a certain degree our own senses can give us the truth; however, to realize when to trust our senses can vary significantly. If we look back to the Stone Age most human would believed in one main concept, and that was to trust our sense with reasoning and logic to give us the truth. Reasoning and logic provides information to our senses of what is actually happening. Today our race continues to believe in that concept, but we have obtained a higher understanding when to trust our senses for the truth. This is why when we trust our senses for giving us the truth with reasoning and logic, a lot of things must be taken into consideration, for instance, we must be aware when we are observing something with our senses, such as a magic trick or an illusion. First, I am going to introduce the two areas of knowledge, one of them being natural science and the other one being arts. The concept of natural science is that it only supports the evidence and the certainty in what we see; therefore it is a straight forward logic, what are senses tell us are usually true. ...read more.

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The truth in believing in our senses is based on reasoning and logic. Every single sense we have, is practically needed in every case of our daily lives. If any of our senses fail, it could alternate our entire lifestyle and even the way our body functions. Our world is based on a simple concept; the things we naturally see are true with reasoning and logic. If we look more into the area of science, it gives the human mind a more certainty in the meaning of truth. It seems to me that if our sense gives us the truth to what we observe, then at this very moment the picture of me sitting in a desk typing on this laptop and the scenery of a sun setting in the back ground would be exactly the same if any other person came in. This fundamental sense has allowed us to live our everyday life without any worries or harm. Our eyes are based on only one concept, what we see is the truth, but as said before, reasoning and logic must be taken into consideration. For example, when we drive any vehicles, such as driving an airplane, car or boat, our eyes provide us information on our surroundings, and yet they have not failed us. ...read more.

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What makes us to trust our senses even more is the fact that we back everything up with reasoning and logic. If we observe any kind of illusion or magic trick with our senses, it will tell us what is actually seeing; however, with reasoning and logic incorporated we will be able to determine what is actually happening. An example of this would be a magician sawing a girl in half. As our eyes tell us, the girl is sawed into two pieces and is put back together; however, if we use reasoning and logic to determine the trick behind this magic trick, we will be able to find out the method behind the trick. Therefore we cannot always trust our senses to give us the truth behind things. By concluding whether or not to trust our senses to give us the truth, it cannot be easily determined nor can it not be easily trusted by directly using our senses. Reasoning and logic plays a huge role into defining what we should believe with our senses. The two area of knowledge that is used in this essay both shows that we can never completely rely on our senses to give us the truth because of the fact that many humans can interpret the truth in a whole different perspective. The only thing that I believe we are able to trust with our sense is when we use reasoning and logic. ...read more.

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