posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 12:27 PM
Originally posted by radkrish
Animals-they all have eyes and almost perceive reality as close as we do. What about insects? They know less than animals. The only way to test this
is to experience death. When we die the Universe keeps rolling. But to us its game over! We may or may not exist in some form after death. But the
Universe and people continue to exist.
Their "reality" can be close to ours, but it can also be different.
For example cats don't see red. If i vision/imagine "Mars", i see a red planet. For cats, red doesn't exist. This is just a very SIMPLE
example...but you see where this is going.
I have a understanding when i think about the universe and everything in it, for example how there are galaxies and stars/suns, planets revolving
around stars etc. which is our impression how "the universe is"...i can make a mental "image" in my head and envision this.
But let's say i cannot see or our species has never developed eyes...one result of this COULD be that due the limitation of their senses they are not
aware of the stars above them.
(A being which can only feel and taste can not taste around and discover there are stars light years above them....so even if that being would be
extremely intelligent....it CAN NOT perceive this "reality").....let alone that such an intelligent being might very well develop science/technology
etc....and then "come up" with a total different idea what "the world" is...but the question here is whether THEIR interpretation would be
"false" as a result of this?
Does "dark" or "bright" exist if i cannot perceive light?
Does (only) the fact i CAN perceive it make it "real"?
What else do we not know simply because we don't have the senses to perceive it? Etc..etc..