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Originally posted by LightFantastic
I don't move, I simply move the rest of the universe.
Originally posted by new_here
There is a chemical reaction when I walk to the fridge, whereby the atoms coming into contact with me, become me, and I forgo an equal part of myself to become them in the space I vacate, so as not to create a black hole, which would spell the Earth's doom. *You're welcome!*
This atom-transformation process works like a charm, until I meet up with stubborn atoms who refuse to become me (a wall, corner of a table, 4-inch piece of broken glass on the floor, etc.) Some would say I need only BELIEVE and I can overcome.
I'm drinking the beer while I contemplate this...
Originally posted by R3KR
There is no wall
or no beer
If you cannot now be sure that you are not a brain in a vat, then you cannot rule out the possibility that all of your beliefs about the external world are false. Or, to put it in terms of knowledge claims, we can construct the following skeptical argument. Let “P” stand for any belief or claim about the external world, say, that snow is white.
1. If I know that P, then I know that I am not a brain in a vat
2. I do not know that I am not a brain in a vat
3. Thus, I do not know that P.