This thread has become a classic example of one of the earliest Greek arguments that Plato [ Father of idealism ] and Desocitrus [ Father of
materialism and modern science ] have waged since 300 BC.
Physicists have reduced matter reality down into Quantum arguments which fundamentally address matter as being information in the form of wave
functions. This information exists as potential or probable reality until it is observed causing wave function collapse.
Particle dualism is scientific fact that particles can be both wave function and particles and CERN is currently looking for the Higgs boson
elementary scalar particle or god particle to us understand the bridge between a wave and a particle.
Copenhagen interpretation implies that wave functions collapse into particles when observed. Physicists have argued that the act of observation does
affect wave function collapse. Wolfgang Pauli and Werner Heisenberg supported the argument while Einstein rejected it as anti-scientific and
It is the modern day argument of materialism vs idealism in physics. Plato vs Desocitrus. And this argument has caused a rift in physical sciences
since the 1930's with the introduction of the observer effect.
We can reduce matter down to wave functions and in that research we discover that matter is potential information only. Why it's potential is
because we do not know it exists until we observe it. The act of observing allows us to collapse the information into something we can observe.
Without observation, reality exists as probability and lacks actuality. Actualization of reality by the Observer is how we experience reality. This
act of observation also produces Qualia such as taste, feelings and other subjective metaphors that leave the final rendering of data into reality as
a totally subjective act of observation.
I cannot prove that how I taste chocolate is the same way you taste chocolate, and the chocolate we eat only has the potential of taste which doesn't
exist until we create the Qualia of taste by simply tasting it. This argument of perception is easily demonstrated between two people observing
colors where one of the persons is color blind. Their perception of reality is different then the other persons perception.
This is even more evident when we observe plants through the Ultra-violet spectrum and new patterns emerge on the plants
We do not see these patterns but insects do. The law of perception changes reality based on the sensory apparatus because all reality is, is data or
information. This data needs to be interpreted and rendered into a model representing the data as closely as possible.
Our body is an interface to this data and uses the sensory apparatus which in turn translates energies in the form of sight, sound, touch, taste and
smell and converts this incoherent energy into a coherent interpretation of that energy.
This interpretation is a mind-rendered virtual reality projected on the canvas of the mind where by we then interact with this mental hologram. The
material by which our mind renders the information into color, taste, sound etc is thought forms.
Light in this canvas is not actually light rather an organized thought in the form of light. You can never... ever... see light for what it really
is. You only see a mind-rendered interpretation of light based on sensory stimuli. This interpretation exists purely as thought. This holds true
for all perceived stimuli, that the rendered result is a mental thought form and construct.
Dreaming also mimics this act of perception and the mental canvas by which we perceive and render reality is the same mental canvas that we perceive
the dream world. The canvas is the same, but the information being perceived is different. Psychoactive drugs will influence what we mentally render
on this mental canvas.
For us, the human observer... our reality exists as a mind-generated interpretation and we exist in a mind-generated mirror that has only a minor
modeled view of the external world we exist in. Our true reality is one of pure thought, pure consciousness. It has always been thought and always
will be thought that renders our perception of reality.
Thought organized into the mind generated illusion of taste, touch, color, sound, smell and spacial distance.
Dreaming is another example of how we organize thought into the perception of a virtual dream reality.
Where the enigma comes for some of us is... sometimes certain dreams come true. I know for fact some of you have had dreams that one day later have
come true. This precognitive dream, this deja reve is likely the source of deja vu for most people.
Physical law and materialism cannot quantify precognitive dreaming yet the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming and there are ample studies on
precognition which have recorded hits and misses.
Skeptics count the misses and ignore the hits and argue on misses only that the reality of precognition is false. I know from first hand experience
that precognition in the form of dreaming exists and have my own personal evidence and data to satisfy my knowledge of this reality. Many other
people with personal experience also come to their own conclusions and acceptance of the phenomena.
Precognitive dreaming represents Platonic idealism and dates back to the dawn of recorded history. It's materialism's Achilles heel.