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Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley

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PERCEPTION: FACING REALITY

The Blinders of Inexplicable Arrogance

Scientists, based on their own experiments, have come face-to-face with great mystery. Modern scientific ways of understanding the Universe are proving insufficient to explain observable phenomena. While humility would seem to be the natural response, this encounter with not knowing has led to a heightened sense of ego among those who believe that modern science is the only valid lens. They propose that science is what makes us special; perhaps we are a uniquely talented species only existing on Earth. In the face of so much uncertainty, claiming this specialness seems strange. And it places frightening blinders on our perceptions.

Scientists have increased their perceptual abilities ...

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