Read this and you’ll know what I mean. Yeah — “Cognitive dissonance” – adopted as a new buzzword for “we want to create a new mythology, so if you don’t buy it despite the absence of evidence, the problem is with YOU.” News flash: there’s nothing empirical about thoughts. Our brains create or store thoughts and memories, but that says nothing about the nature of the empirical (or ontological) real-time experience that gave rise to those thoughts and memories. Show me the empirical part (and it can’t be repeated experience, since experiences can have many divergent sources).
Thanks to Greg Bishop’s post for the initial alert here.