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about socrates and his example of inate knowledge from the cave

Human beings in general can sometimes be like the prisoners in the cave as Socrates claims
because, in a way humans tend to think and operate based on second-hand information. Today
in recent times, news such as the war in Iraq or politics can be related to the men
carrying the vessels in Socrates's story. Both the men carrying the vessels and current
news today happen where the majority of people are unable to see what is really happening
and they end up getting a filtered version of the story or a second-hand version of the
story that maybe false.

The fire and the news broadcasters are related because they both control what is being
displayed. News broadcasters may only display parts of a story that would make someone or
something look bad or good. Both the news viewers and prisoners are unable to see what is
really going on. They have to make their opinions based on the second-hand information
which they are given. That is how humans today and the prisoners of the cave are alike.
escaped and returned back to the cave maybe mocked by the other prisoners. The prisoners
would have believed that the upper world would have caused him to lose his sight if he was
asked to measure the shadows immediately after returning from the upper level, when his
eyes were still weak from adjusting. Humans in general might have looked for another
reason too why the prisoner was unable to measure the shadows.

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