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Originally posted by VonDoomen
Thats why i prescribe to Representative Realism-
" the philosophical position that our conscious experience is not of the real world itself but of an internal representation, a miniature virtual-reality replica of the world. Indirect realism is broadly equivalent to the accepted view of perception in natural science that states that we do not and can not perceive the external world as it really is but know only our ideas and interpretations of the way the world is"
everything we experience is actually going on in our head, even if it is a representation of the external world.
this is the reasoning behind the old proverb/adage, if a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is around to here it, does it make a sound?
the answer is no.
the SOUND is in your head. it is your ears and brains representation of a vibration. the tree makes the vibration. but the actual sound is in your head!
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by dbloch7986
You realized it was a dream- when you woke up. You don't know it is a dream when you are dreaming though, just like you don't realize that this 'waking state' is a dream until you wake up.