I cannot find the author of the following quotation so I extend my apologies to him or her, but it is too valuable to be left unsaid: “The assumptions that are the most pernicious are the ones we don’t know we are making because they appear so intrinsically obvious.”
What assumptions are we making that may be preventing us from seeing a more realistic reality? Remember the flat-earth assumption? The earth is the center of the universe assumption? How about that some races or groups are superior to others? Incorrect assumptions distort reality, limit potential, and maintain the status quo. More accurate knowledge of the foundational dynamics involved in the world and the universe can help free human beings in many ways.
Plato thought there were two realities, the everyday world and the “ideal” world which existed in an unknown realm. I think there are two as well–the everyday world that we have come to know, and the world where the true dynamics are at work.… Read the rest