It’s Never Just Black and White

Black cat has many shades

Black cat has many shades

350°  People like definition. It is either ‘X’ or ‘Y,’ but it can’t be ‘x-ish’ or ‘y-ish.’ The problem is that our world, our universe doesn’t usually give us absolutes. Next time you’re at a body of water try to find out where the water ends and where the land begins. We live in a blurry existence where upon closer examination there is no ‘edge’ nor is there a beginning or end.

Our senses are severely limited and our brain tries to fill in the blanks for what our senses can’t detect. Much more is going on around us than our eyes can see, our ears can hear, and our nose can smell. Filling in the blanks for what we can’t see, hear, smell, taste, and feel is dangerous.

It’s why scientists use theory and hypothesis to explain our universe. They want us to know that it is their best explanation based on the data we know and can prove. It doesn’t mean it is perfect, or correct, but it does take us out of the dark ages where everything is explained by mythology, which is just one person making stuff up.

Those that take the position that scientists are wrong because they use theories, not fact, almost always use mythology to explain our universe. Those people like black and white because it is easy. It puts people under the belief that they can rely on their emotions and prejudices rather than on truth and fact. 

It’s time we started listening to people with better vision. People who can see all the colors and all the shades. People with humility and grace. People like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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