Controversy Over Sensory Perception

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While it is true that sensory perception can be deceiving, this is not a good reason to distrust everything that you perceive. It is usually determinable when senses are untrustworthy, such as in a dark room, or while listening to loud music. When no conditions are present that could distort sensory perception, the senses can and should be considered reliable. It cannot always be definitively determined, however, when the senses are untrustworthy; dreams often make sense at the time, only to seem ludicrous while awake. It is not possible to definitively prove that life is not a dream, or that there is not a third level of consciousness, or that the world is not a computer simulation. However, if it is accepted that this is the waking world,

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