Posted by TheFallen on October 11, 2004
In Reply to: Psychological reaction posted by David FG on October 11, 2004
: : I saw this passage on a textbook. I somehow sense something strange. Could anyone point that out for me if there is anything?
: : The illusion of moon following us is basically because of our psychological reaction.
: : thank you
: To make any sense at all, it should read either 'the moon' or 'a moon'. However, surely an 'illusion' is by definition a 'psychological reaction' and is a statement of the obvious. I am not at all sure what the author is trying to say.
Agreed it's a very unclear statement and ill-phrased. However, if I were to hazard a guess, I think the writer may be trying to state that we instinctively tend to see ourselves at the centre of our own personal universes, hence when we travel by night, the moon follows us.