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It’s a while since I heard Piers singing Britten, but he featured on the radio this morning. Almost instantly I began to feel queasy. I have always had this reaction to Piers and Britten.
… And then there is the contemporary German (?) artist who ‘models’/’sculpts’ real human bodies
... relegate science to a SECONDARY position in that one would put one’s own feelings and intuitions first, and if science disagreed, then one would assume science was wrong.
I trust my feelings at times, and others I acknowledge that they are unfounded. A good example would be when abseiling - the height and risk of falling makes me nervous, but I know through my own experience and through testing the ropes that I will be safe. I enjoy abseiling, and it's a healthy activity, but if I simply obeyed my feelings I would avoid it.Live radio is another good example. I do get nervous, but I know that my feelings are wrong. Nothing really bad can happen, the consequences of a mistake are not dire.
Do I trust my feelings? I only invest trust in them when I've had time to digest them honestly.
The problem is, everyone "feels" differently about things. You mentioned that you don't react negatively to homosexuality, however many people do. Should they trust their feelings and deem it "wrong", or should everybody trust your feelings?It concerns me greatly that what you are proposing would help justify, for instance, a school kid shooting up his school because it "felt" right. "Science" would say this is a bad thing because the evidence indicates that it caused a lot of death and grief and suffering, but if the kid says it felt right, who are we to argue?