>
> Bruno writes
<snip>
>> I see what you mean and I agree with you,  but now,  you were again
>> talking about third person description of  the first  person point of
>> view (I will write 1-pov, 3-pov, ...).
>
> Yes. I find that the 1st person accounts to be pretty subjective,
> actually. They also lead to inconsistencies and unnecessary
> differences of opinion. In history, the 1st person experience
> (e.g. the stars revolve around the Earth) are always upstaged
> sooner or later by actual, objective data.

Bruno! This is a very good joke!
"I find that the 1st person accounts to be pretty subjective"
LOLOLOLOLOL!!! :-)
How could a 1st person account be anything else!?

Actually I'd like to challenge your statement and suggest that there is no
such thing as 'an objective view'!

All we _actually_ have for our scientific evidence is first person
experience! What we do (behave) is to carry out a procedure called
_objectivity_ to select/agree on what we are studying within the
individual subjective experience of those doing the 'agreeing'/being
objective. When they have all agreed, there is _no_ _one_ _person_
actually having (experiencing) that so called 'view'.

The objective view is a VIRTUAL construct. The universe is acting 'as if'
there was someone having the view, but there is no-one actually having the
view. Ernest Nagel called the so called objective view "the view from
nowhere".

Here's a scientific experiment for the list:

1) Close your eyes.
2) Now prove you can do science to the same extent you could before. That
is if you are now even able to read the rest of the instructions for the
experiment!

.i.e it ain't gonna happen, is it?

Such an odd position for a scientist!

a) Totally dependent on subjective experience as a causal ancestor to the
act of 'being scientific', .i.e. it is all there is.

b) having a false belief in the existence of an 'objective view', and then,

c) finds that when you use the scientific observation system (subjective
experience) to try and observe and be scientific about the scientific
observing system (subjective experience), you can't observe it!

Your words "actual, objective data" are actually an oxymoron! There is
objective data, but it's derived entirely from a subjective experience
which is discarded by the act of objectivity. What does the word 'actual'
mean in this context? We have something going on in the universe that has
been mapped through a human's subjective experience and then mapped again
by the 'method' we call objectivity.

By the time this incredibly long causal chain/mapping through a situated
cognitive agent called the scientist has finished with the original
observed 'thing', how does this claim any cudos as 'actual', except in
that it is all we have?

Subjective experience has PRIMACY in science, and we don't even know it!

cheers
colin



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