posted on Jul, 24 2006 @ 07:58 PM
Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
If it is the human brain that 'conceptualises' the 'universe', I am assuming that this implies our material existence does not exist. Woud this
not suggest then that the physical 'human brain' itself is simply a concept.
Furthermore, if my 'universe' is my own personal 'conceptualisation', however that may come about, how do other 'humans' fit into that scheme?
Do they really exist? Is 'this' some sort of collective consciousness?
My 'head' hurts!
There is another genius call René Descartes (the word "cartesien" graph was name in his honor), who was thinking, since all of my senses could fool
me (think about an optical illusion, etc.), therefore, I cannot trust them, and I cannot prove my existence.
But, then Descartes declare: "Je pense, donc je suis !" (I think, therefore, I am !)
Meaning that the shear fact that you think, is enough proof of your existence (don't need to proove the obvious).
So, we exist, that is a given.
I guess, someone, can think, that his/her entire life/existence is reveal thru your own senses, therefore, it is like your dream all of it (including
the people, the places in your life, etc.) and that nothing exist except you, etc. But for me, this will be so far fetch, that the simplest thing, is
to accept, that reality exist.
As far as our place, in all of this, that is another question, still searching the answer.