A Separate Reality

"We are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness. 
 We are not objects. We have no solidity. We are boundless. 
The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us.  
We or rather our reasons, forget that the description is only a description and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in a lifetime.  We are perceivers.  
The world that we perceive though is an illusion.  It was created by a description that was told to us since the moment we were born."
~ Don Juan



"When I was born in 1895, reality was everything you could see, smell, touch and hear. The world was thought to be absolutely self-evident. When I was three years old, the electron was discovered. That was the first invisible. It didn't get in any of the newspapers; (nobody though that would be important!)  Today 99.99 percent of everything that affects our lives cannot be detected by human senses. We live in a world of invisibles. The fact that...humanity does not understand nature is the prime reason for humanities failure to exercise its option to attain universally sustainable physical success on this planet ... I am confident that humanity's survival depends on all our willingness to comprehend feelingly the way nature works.




Latin for "to the man." An arguer who uses ad hominems attacks the person instead of the argument. Whenever an arguer cannot defend his position with evidence, facts or reason, he or she may resort to attacking an opponent either through: labeling, straw man arguments, name calling, offensive remarks and anger.
ARGUMENTUM AD BACULUM: An argument based on an appeal to fear or a threat. (e.g., If you don't believe in God, you'll burn in hell)
ARGUMENTUM AD IGNORANTIUM: A misleading argument used in reliance on people's ignorance.
ARGUMENTUM AD POPULUM: An argument aimed to sway popular support by appealing to sentimental weakness rather than facts and reasons.