reply to post by Rapacity
Any time in any place is a good time, psychologically speaking - even if no one chooses to listen.
That said, while i approve of your willingness to share your "memory" as an example of evidence, would you yourself use it as an example of
I have had many dreams in the past which coincide with reality and could perhaps be said to be visions of enlightenment if i was feeling poetic, but i
consider all of them, every single one
as third-hand evidence.
My Meaning being; i believe most of the dreams or memories i have are influenced in some way or other by the enormous mass of sensory experience which
is stored within my mind.
For individuals whom possess in-depth knowledge in a particular field or subject, this naturally becomes a lot harder to distinguish between.
I mean - just last night i dreamt of making a ordinary cannon capable of firing off several shots consecutively - simply by making the design similar
to that of a hand-held revolver, except on a massive scale.
Later on i realised this would probably only be possible to do in space.
Your dreams can provide remarkable insight into things that may or may not happen - did it occur to you that what you were seeing might actually be a
past or future event?
If it were past, perhaps it was some memory you had of being in hospital when you were really young, and because you were getting used to your eyes
you couldn't see properly.
At which point, the mind reconfigures the memory because it cannot place an actual 'locator' on where the experience fits in with everything else -
kinda like with the blind spot in your eyes.
Well, i guess if you wanted me to sum it up - i'd say that it's nessecary to become aware of the Mind's Blindspot.
P.S: I'm not trying to discredit your memory, and the question still stands;
Would you use that as first-hand evidence?
[edit on 20-5-2008 by Anti-Tyrant]