Senses

“All we have to believe is our senses: the tools we use to perceive the world, our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted.”
– Neil Gaiman, American Gods

I think that sensory capabilities are the source of our knowledge as humans, both basic and advanced. Neil Gaiman in his quote basically says that everything that happens is because of our senses and the information that they deliver to us. I find this quote interesting in relation to the ocularcentrists we’ve read from because it talks about how the other senses coincide with one another and basically supports the unity of the senses as opposed to the division of vision. I agree more so with this way of thinking because while I think that vision is extremely significant and universal in that sense, I think that it gets a lot of help from the other senses. I also think it is interesting that he mentions that they cannot be trusted if they lie to us. I feel like this could be taken in multiple different ways and analyzed differently. I understood it as, that there is so much dependence placed on sensory information that if any part was to fail us, we would be hesitant in trying to comprehend certain things.

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