• Molyneux's Problem

    8 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Here's a philosophical question:
    Let's imagine a person born blind had learned to distinguish shapes by the way they feel. If you could surgically bestow sight on that person, would he or she correctly identify those same shapes by sight alone, without recourse to touch?
    People argued about this question for centuries. It is a hard one to test, because it's so rare to find experimental subjects. There aren't many people who start with total congenital blindness and later attain full vision.
    In recent years, Pawan Sinha , of MIT, was able to find five individuals who met the requirements...
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