The phenomenal world-A human sees a green leaf. A cat sees a grey leaf. Thus the phenomenal world of experience is a function of the genetic system of a particular biological species. It is impermanent according to advaita vedanta adherents or advaitins , since it changes from one species to another.
Advaitins ascribe to the "universal conscious principle" underlying it all. To my mind the first thing that comes with the word "universal" in the light of present day theories in the realm of scientific investigation are "entangled energy fields", which vibrate to give rise to particles, which interact to give rise to higher orders of emergence.
The word "conscious" implies in normal terms "aware". How can energy fields be aware. Awareness arises from emergence.
The word "chit" of sanskrit has been "translated" to consciousness/awareness. "Chit"means &…
Can we say that an assumption is a cognitive bias.
Assumption-For what there is no evidence but it is still taken to be true.
Google definition-a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
A cognitive bias is a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive process, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. So when a person is making a select assumption could that person be unknowingly tapping into their inherent cognitive bias e.g. assumption from memory=availability heuristic cognitive bias.
Based on this argument "all research" in which each piece of research has some sort of hidden assumptions has inherent cognitive biases of the researcher.
Energy efficient propagation of information. Higher order structures have evolved for greater energy efficiency. Structure has developed to be more organized for energy efficient propgation of information. The more organized the structure, the higher it is in the hierarchical organization, the greater the energy efficient propagation of information.