Measuring the reliability of the human mind

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To we humans (if you're a dog reading this, kudos), the accuracy of the human mental process is not identifiable, as it is the human mental process that tests and makes the judgment of the accuracy. If your goal is to determine if the human mental process is 100% percent reliable, that means you do not know if your means of testing (human mental process) is 100% reliable, which makes it impossible to determine if the human mental process is 100% reliable.

There are countless examples of unreliability in the human mind: the Muller-Lyer and other illusions, inborn and learned biases that effect how you and I perceive objects, numerology. These demonstrate that the human mental process cannot be considered 100% reliable.

One's opinion on the reliability the human mind involves leaps of faith and unprovable assumptions. main