Slight Modification

I removed a word from this quotation to make it more generally applicable.

[Philosophers] share the general human weakness for explanations of what is incomprehensible in terms suited for what is familiar and well understood, though entirely different. This has led to the acceptance of implausible accounts of the _________ largely because they would permit familiar kinds of reduction.

Source: What Is It Like to be a Bat?

I admit that, in the context of the paper in which it can be found, my modification — to make the quotation more applicable and familiar — presents a fair amount of irony. But I’m not a philosopher; I’m a teacher and idea spreader. So let’s use the concept to get somewhere new. Or leave it where we found it.

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