Fabulous blog... this lines up exactly with the heavy issues we've been tossing around in my classes as of late. Does a scientific viewpoint make for a better life than a strictly religious one? Why does philosophers perceive an ontological desert as better than a jungle? Why do we value efficacy in our theories over something else that might be the truth? The fact that we're applying filters to our thought, filters that are most times more arbitrary than we'd like to admit, is blatant upon reflection. I think this observation really gets to the heart of why various ethical theories and viewpoints fail to capture common sense in its entirety and how switching filters, or focusing on understanding them rather than adopting them, can
capture common sense, or at least make a much closer approximation.
Thank you for delving into this, Steve, you've helped me out. Almost like my consciousness influenced your writing