there appears to be no escape from subjects within, looking out, pulling in whatever bits of the world we find interesting, and processing it internally to make sense of the world.

I don’t believe it’s necessary for all people to desire complete objectivity, just those drawn to it. I don’t feel that pure objectivity is possible nor would it even be fully desirable.

Consider: We have no way of knowing what an entirely objective view would look like, for we are all subjects. We may speak _as if_ objective, share common languages and understandings which we may call “objective”… and yet, who’s ultimately agreeing / disagreeing / uncertain during this whole process? An individual human with a nervous system including sensory input, with opinions.

It’s easy to forget that certainty is but a human emotion, as is uncertainty. It’s part of our mythology of what it is to be human – this myth that, following this proper procedure, we can achieve full objectivity. But it is akin to attempting to achieve an enlightenment state in various religious: We’re still here, breathing and thinking and experiencing until we die. Who knows beyond that, but ultimately, there appears to be no escape from subjects within, looking out, pulling in whatever bits of the world we find interesting, and processing it internally to make sense of the world.

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