Consider the wonder of ...
Galen (b. 129 AD) wrote, "... the primary element is qualityless,
having no natural whiteness or blackness or any other color whatever, and no sweetness or
bitterness or heat or cold or in general any other quality whatever. For, says Democritus
[c. 460 --- 370 BC],
'By convention color, by convention bitter, by convention
sweet: in reality atoms and void.'
And he thinks that it is from the congregation of atoms that all the
perceptive qualities came to be --- they are relative to us who perceive them, and in
nature there is nothing white or black or yellow or red or bitter or sweet."
All of our experience
is with our internal representation
of an external reality.
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