Cleve's long lost relative?
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January 11th, 2013, 14:18
Interesting theory - but unfortunately it's impossible to prove or even demonstrate. But I wouldn't be surprised if emotions turned out to be a better information-gatherer than cold logic.
But if that's the case, we'd need to develop a very different language to successfully communicate. As is, our language is based on logic - and it's incredibly flawed in that way - because logic is insufficient and too much is about interpretation. To effectively communicate emotions would take something completely unfamiliar to us.
Nice concept, though.
However, the thing about emotions is that they're there whether based on something otherwise perceivable or not.
For instance, I tend to provoke a lot of negative emotions when I communicate online - and yet it has very little to do with who I actually am - or what my intentions really are.
As such, I think trusting emotions can be very, very misleading. But then again, some people prefer to live life based on denial or a profound lack of actual verified information.