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Channeling Communication Between the World and Us Through Sense Perception

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By definition, sense perception is whereby the idea of sense is referred to the external stimulus in which we perceive our knowledge through while perception is defined to be the awareness towards something through our senses. Long before we learned how to use language, reasoning, faith, or emotions, we have already been making use of our external stimuluses’ to make sense or even be conscious of the world. This makes sense perception our primary source of obtaining knowledge since it is the only way for us to interact with the world around us. However, though it plays a requisite part for us in attaining knowledge, sense perception can both impede and limit our understanding of the world. In this essay, the strengths and weaknesses of…show more content…
This is similar to the way in which knowledge is deduced in human sciences. For example, in Anthropology, anthropologists make claims based on the observations they make of a particular community. These observations can range from the clothes the people in the community adorn, to the way in which they interact with one another. Without observing the community while being immersed in it, theories of communities or about their culture will never surface.
While sense perception serves as our fundamental way of knowing, its strength of it being our predominant method of acquiring knowledge is its weakness as well.
Due to the imperfection of our sensory organs, it generates inconsistent information gathered which subsequently affects the way we perceive knowledge. In the case of natural sciences, such a Biology, the obtainment of raw data sometimes requires the process of the image. For example, one might need to measure the size of the cell during the study of cytology. Human error is involved the moment a process of what is observed needs to be carried out. From various angles, the cell may appear slightly larger, while in other angles, slightly smaller, resulting in a variation of the data obtained. In such a case, how can one deduce that the data collected by one person is indeed accurate or false? Besides, we as humans generate our biasness towards everything, subconsciously or consciously. This results in us never being able to grasp a situation
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