Creating the sense of touch… Feeling trapped…

Researchers have, for the first time, coaxed human stem cells to become sensory interneurons – the cells that give us our sense of touch. The new protocol could be a step toward stem cell-based therapies to restore sensation in paralyzed people who have lost feeling in parts of their body. (1)

We want to sense. We want to touch. And when we cannot, we create that sense. We believe we are liberated by our senses. But sensing, touching, means exactly the opposite. Sensing is about being somewhere and getting specific interactions change you. While on the other hand being means exactly the opposite. Touching means being connected with specific things which affect you. Things which set the context of your existence and its boundaries. But existing means being; affecting the universe around you instead of being affected by it.

We are free spirits. Imprisoned in a cage.

And we started loving this cage. Feeling safe whenever we touch it…

Look at the light. It is everywhere. Does it “sense” anything? Catch a photon. Make it “sense” (interact) with your measuring device. Does it feel “liberated”? Seek liberty in nothingness. Seek infinity into zero. Start counting and you will enslave yourself. Start sensing and you will immediately lose connection with everything…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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