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reply to post by ChrisdolmethSachs
How would one know if anyone else was real? What if everyone else is a creation of the same mind creating these experiences? What if They are as much me as I am me, and I am just experiencing all of these lives individually but almost simultaneously as well?
Acceptance of what is the so-called real world could, and has, stifled human progress in the past and would do so in the future if man was to accept the so-called real world. For example at the time of Galileo the real world of the day accepted the Sun revolving around the Earth and most the intellectual authorities of the day would assure that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Should Galileo have accepted this paradigm of an existent real world which war erroneous? I think not. There was a time when it was accepted that matter was one thing and energy another until Einstein and others proved all matter was in fact composed of energy. So what is the real world today? In this world man can not travel faster than the speed of light - it is physically impossible. Should we accept this paradigm of reality? Again, I think not. In my opinion no existent reality should be accepted accept on a relative and temporal basis until the next paradigm sets the stage for a new so-called 'real world'.
The world we see around us is created within the mind, there is no "outside" because everything we experience is "within" the mind.
The double-slit experiment is a great example of how this is true. If there is no observer, things do not act as they are expected to. We as observers have a very profound effect on reality and it could be said that we are the catalyst of reality itself.
In my opinion the double-slit experiment is screaming at us to look at ourselves for the answers. In my opinion, there is nothing apart from the mind and nothing exists outside of the mind. Whatever we perceive to be "outside" is only an illusion and/or hologram.
Can you elaborate the double slit experiment?
Good question OP
It really makes me think and wonder.
Notice I am saying 'the real world' not a real world. This would mean you have to prove the existence of what some might call an 'ultimate reality' - a reality that exists independently of the observer and is not effected by the mind of the observer. I question the existence of such a state and admittedly do not know if it exists. Physics and science accepts a priori the existence of the real world and operates accordingly but to my knowledge has never proven the existence of an absolute or ultimate reality that exists independently of the mind[s] observing it. Can you prove that the real world exists and has and will exist even if there is no mind to observe it? Can the world exist without 'mind' or is mind one of the key ingredients in the equations of the so-called real world? And if the observational world requires mind to exist can the observational real world be anything more than a relative concept?
This is one of those " If a tree falls alone in the woods, does it make a noice? "
If you cant hear it, does it exist. If you cant see it, is it there ?
Those questions are never meant to be answered.