Consider this...

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

We men (including the approximately 51% of us who are women) are used to seeing “ordinary” objects around us: tables and chairs, cats and dogs, books and pictures, cabbages and — yes, still today — kings, as well as beings we love and those we do not love so very much at all. So we are naturally taken aback, in fact we are outright dubious, when we are told that reality is not like that.

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Limited perception is good for you

In order to understand a possible reason why Natural Selection has left us with such limited perceptions of what is around us, let’s suppose we could see individual atoms.

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Selective perception

First, what to do we see and why do we see only that? Let’s start with sight.

Men (to repeat, including women…) have eyes which contain light captors, or detectors (rods and cones, which are distributed differently on the retina of the eye). There are three points here:

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(English translation follows…)

“Les démocraties occidentales ne sont que les façades politiques du pouvoir économique.

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