In other words, if we take seriously the fact that in the experiential domain this distinction is impossible, then it follows that we cannot rely - for the validation of our arguments - on any assumption that entails having a privileged or direct access to 'outside' objects. The external object cannot be the source of validation for what we say. Hence, Maturana sees the assumption of an objective reality as a "miss-take", i.e. erroneously taking as independent of us entities which we ourselves bring forth. The willingness to make this miss-take he finds to be based on a search for certainty. However he warns that "certainty blinds, the more certainty the less you see".

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