(painting, courtesy,Daniel merriam)
Science is a half truth……..
it is based only on objectivity….and that makes it incomplete.
it excludes subjectivity…a vast realm of truth.
And truth has two wings-objectivity and subjectivity.
how can we assess objectively a dream or dreaming?
Dreaming is real…it is a truth….even the content appears real during the dreaming.
but we can’t objectively assess any dream
a state in which there is increased eyeball movement…rapid eye movements(REM)
there is decreased muscle tone,
EEG changes -sawtooth waves-similar to the wakeful state
and human beings are poikilothermic during the state…..
This is the objective assessment of dreaming.
or as an objective abstract of science, psychologically, a dream is a meaningful reflection of unconscious mental functioning,
an adaptive function related to emotion, may not be even meaningful at all.
or as a cognitive view, a dream is a kind of learning and memory consolidation.
These assumptions are somewhat objective because they are based on the areas of brain getting stimulated(fMRI) or neurotransmitters released during dreaming.
Still, the objectivity mentioned above is nothing closer to the truth.
I believe subjective experience (subjectivity)is greater truth than objectivity of science in some areas of human experience.
This is true with some of the spiritual(I dont want to call religious) experiences.
My dream is a world with soulful interactions between people beyond the half truth of objectivity ….beyond science…even the logic.