I am constantly in awe by how easily our biology hoodwinks us into believing that human perception depicts reality. We evolved to sense the world ‘out there’ in a way that served survival. There is no reason to assume this coincides with sensing how ‘the world out there’ truly is any more than a bat’s ultrasonic hearing informs it about the true nature of ‘out there’. At best, the senses that a species evolves only convey a sliver of the big picture. The blind men and the elephant parable comes to mind. These guys are tasked with knowing what an elephant is by touching only one part of the elephant, e.g., ears, trunk, legs, tail, etc.
Actually, I am even more amazed at my amazement about this, or that I even realize it. Of course, that realization itself must be part of the biological hoodwink as well, which leaves me dumbfounded. At times, My mind is that of a fool – how blank!, as chapter 20 puts it. This looks like the future for physicists as well. Google [It’s Likely That Times Are Changing MINKOWSKI]. In the end, a Taoist point of view may be the only viable point of view that remains standing. Chapter 14 implies why… Dimly visible, it cannot be named and returns to that which is without substance.