posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:03 AM
First off, great thread and thanks OP for giving me something to read for 8 hours!
Somebody mention that blind people can't 'observe' the universe.
What 'observe' means in my opinion is to experience the universe, including all senses, not just sight.
And this brings me to my next point, we are all assuming that our universe really 'exists' and is material.
(Unless others mentioned it too).
What others have proposed, and is my belief, is that the universe, and all other possible universes, don't really exist anywhere physically, but
exists only by our combined thoughts and beliefs. If no humans (or other conscious entities) inhabited our universe, the universe would cease to
exist. We think, therefore it is.
One contributing 'proof' to this theory is the double-slit experiment. Light changes its behavior based upon our observation of that light.
If you don't believe this 'theory', and that it seems too far fetched, what if I proved to you that you experience this all the time and you KNOW
it to be a false existence, but it feels quite real?
Ever had a dream? While dreaming, you are certain that you are in a physical world, and if I were to suggest otherwise you'd think I was crazy.
We are always dreaming. Pin point the difference.