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When can we trust our senses to give us truth ?

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When should we trust our senses to give us truth? The meaning of the word truth can never mean the same thing in every bodies eyes, it is a word which can have many different meanings, some people believe it to be "a fact that has been verified" and this comes from a reliable source, I also agree with the statement as it fits my definition as I feel that truth is "an accurate explanation of an event" however that would only apply it actual physical situation as truth can also be applied to knowledge and the ways of knowing. If we are gaining knowledge we have to be gaining the truthful knowledge which is correct otherwise it would not be correct. It is believed that humans have more than 10, including balance and motion senses. ...read more.


We use our sense of sight to help us gain knowledge and know the truth, as we are able to see if a road is clear to know it is safe to cross to the other side, and we are able to spot if we are in danger by seeing a sharp object or a dangerous person and then we know we are in danger and also learning visually and this is one of the easiest ways of learning and this helps provide us with the truth and viewing what we have to learn in a lesson for example and reviewing notes. We use our sense of hearing to help us gain knowledge and truth, as we know when a person is in danger as we hear a scream or we know about history or about space ...read more.


a home there could be danger, either from a gas leak or from fire and this would help us to keep safe and they should be trusted, also to know when milk is sour, as if we had no sense of smell we wouldn't know if we were drinking sour milk or not as they both look similar, we do not normally use our sense of smell to provide us with knowledge, but we do use it if we want to create a perfume or scent and we need to know what is a good smell and bad smell and we learn from our mistakes of making a bad smelling perfume. Most people have different taste buds and tastes can be unique to some, for example somebody having different tastes in food and not liking hot chillies. ...read more.

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