Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post
Is that abstract thinking or just brainwashing/ignorance?

I don't think you can conclude thought process from the end result. A Sensor can still believe in a non-empirical theory, just like a T can have a worldview based ultimately on feelings (I argue that we all do, but that's another story).

We are all irrational, some are just more skilled 'post factum' rationalizers.

Perhaps one part abstraction, two parts wishful thinking.

There is a book out there titled 'Thinking Fast and Slow'. I have it in mind often, when pondering these things.