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Logan McDougal
Interpersonal Communications
4/20/15

“Seeing is Believing”

In class today each student got assigned a certain topic to write about. The topic that i was assigned is “Many people believe strongly in the notion that “seeing is believing,” However, research has shown that perceptual sets can cause people to “see” things that aren't really there, or not to see things that are. Why do you think people have so much confidence that what they see reflects reality? Is it simply that they are ignorant of the research, , or do you think that most people would continue to think that “seeing is believing” even if they were aware of the perceptual sets? Defend your answer with reasoned arguments.”
The definition of “seeing is believing” is “You need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs.”This topic was hard for me to understand because there are so many different point of views that you can look at by reading this. The first thought that came to my head was my senior year. I’ve always wanted to become a nurse and work with patients. I took a certain internship class where I left school two hours early and got to go to LaPorte Hospital where I was able to work in the Emergency room, Critical Care Unit (CCU), and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Ever since that experience I wanted to work as a Registered Nurse in a hospital. I seen myself becoming a nurse, and I believed that I could do it, so I went to college to peruse my dream. That is one of the reasons that I believe that “seeing is believing” is true. I asked my mom the question “Have you ever been to Australia?” She replied no, so I asked her how could she prove it exists if she has never been there before? She said she wasn't sure how to respond to that. So how do we believe, how can we know whether Australia is there or whether there is an intelligent cause? If seeing cannot lead to believing, how about we switch off completely and take a guess in the dark? This type of

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