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Could you please explain to me how matter doesn't exist..yet..you are real enough to read this post,and respond to it..using tools made of matter.. c'mon .....have a little logic.
Originally posted by 90percent10less
I don't know about any scientific evidence but I know an at-home experiment you can do.
Slap yourself in the face. Now ask yourself 3 things:
1) Was there a sound?
2) Did you see your hand hit yourself in the face?
3) Did you feel it ?
If you answered yes to all three, matter exists.
Originally posted by J2288
If your not talking about dark matter i'm pretty sure the periodic table covers allot. Matter has many definitions, but the most common is that it is any substance which has mass and occupies space. All physical objects are composed of matter, in the form of atoms, which are in turn composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Not sure what type of evidence your requesting but the proof is every where?? well thats my 2cents hope that helped.
Originally posted by jessejamesxx
Matter exists in your brain. What you are perceiving in front of you is not really matter.
Originally posted by babybunnies
Sometimes you don't need proof. Sometimes proof is simply in the beholding.
you are here, that should be enough to proove that matter exists.
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by SireFurious
When you touch a thing, the finger you touch it with sends a signal to your brain to let you know that you touched it.
Before you touch the thing, your brain already knew it was there and told you you were going to touch it.
Which is it?
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by RRokkyy
Adi whoever should be telling people that their idea of reality is what we design it to be within our mind ( the dream as it is so called exist within our imagination). Mind having nothing to do with body.
The problems we face as a species are the problems we face within ourselves. We are aging cosmically and becoming self aware. I think of it as adolescence, we must learn our ego and become aware of it in order to accept and experience it for what it is.
The illusion is not self.
The ego is you.
When you can look in the eyes of the devil and see yourself, you have found what is known as the truth.
When you can close your eyes and see the universe, you have found a diamond in the dirt.
When you see the person next to you distracting you from your heart, the essence of your being, and know this distraction is here as a part of yourself, you have found the truth.edit on 30-5-2011 by onequestion because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SireFurious
reply to post by onequestion
I am trying, really hard, to not give a scathing retort. In fact, you have insulted my intelligence. You have insulted the intelligence of every sane and rational person in this thread with what you have posted.
Am I to understand, by your dismissal of evidence easily duplicated by anybody on the planet, even a poor homeless child in Africa, that you are claiming that you are indeed better than every single one of us because you apparently experience the physical reality that we as a species share does not apply to you? Are you claiming, sir, that you are in fact not a human, but a sapient being capable of intelligent thought processes that is either supra-natural, extraterrestrial, or logic forbid i even say this word but "divine?"
are you claiming in front of us all that you are in fact so much better than us that you do not experience what we experience, do not feel the cold, wet earth under your feet when you go outside with no shoes on, breathe in the hot, dry air we all breathe, drink of cold, wet water we drink of, and is warmed by dry, hot fire when camping or otherwise outside near a firepit?
are you sense-mute? are you blind? are you unable breathe without mechanical assistance? What are you, sir, to claim such an outrageous thing?
edit on 30-5-2011 by SireFurious because: Note to mods: this is pure sarcasm at work, ladies and gents.
Originally posted by -PLB-
It seems a lot of people here adhere to solipsism. To me it is a useless philosophy as it in no way increases my understanding of what I call reality. Whether matter is a mental construct of my mind or an actual objectively existing phenomena that is totally independent of my mind does not change the explanation of how it works.edit on 30-5-2011 by -PLB- because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CN1018
Of course matter doesn't exist.
I read a very interesting book a loong time ago, The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot.
I'd be surprised to find anyone who hasn't read it, but this concept isn't a new one.
Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world. Calling this theory "monistic idealism," he claims it is not only "the basis of all religions worldwide" but also the correct philosophy for modern science. Once people give up the assumption that there is an objective reality independent of consciousness, the paradoxes of quantum physics are explainable, contends Goswami, writing with his wife and Reed ( Building the Future from Our Past ). He also applies his hypothesis to the so-called mind-body schism, which he attempts to heal. Sketching a model of the self, this demanding but rewarding treatise uses analogies from the "new physics" to throw light on choice, free will, creativity, the unconscious and paths to spiritual growth.
Originally posted by -PLB-
reply to post by purplemer
How is whether or not someone accepts that reality is a construct of the mind in any way going to change the way that person does science? How does it increase our understanding of anything when there is no way to prove the validity of that position? Can you give any concrete example of either?