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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Strange questions that humans have not yet found an answer for!

We all have a unique course of action through out our day. Many of the conversation along with our friends or some that we hear from others talking at times surprise us and gets our brain thinking, but only to later ignore saying this might be beyond human reach. Have you come across any such question through your brain or from others which you think humans have not yet explored or researched or any unanswerable question?

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  • Jul 16 2012: How do you prove, not beyond reasonable doubt but beyond ALL doubt that the world is real?

    Answer: you can't. For all you know, you are the only REAL think in existence, and all of this is a very long, complex dream. The only thing you know for sure is:
    You think, therefore, you are.

    If you can come up with a way to prove to me you are real, then I will take it back and apologize for calling you a figment.
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      Jul 16 2012: I forget what old philosopher it was but when he heard this he kicked a rock and hurt his foot and said "I refute it thus!"
      But to me this idea is an idea not even worth thinking about. To a scientific debate or debate in general the worst arguments are those which can't be disproved and it's this kind of statement in an argument that would just be ignored. The strength of an argument is it's ability to be falsified.
      And I add more to this idea by saying, what's the point in thinking this way, to the best of our knowledge this is the universe and our one shot at it consists of everything we do in life, and to consider it to be a mere dream is escapist of reality and it's consequences.
      • Jul 16 2012: Yep it's proven beyond reasonable doubt but i think that given the lifespan of our race, and the advancements we've made, I think that it's the only question We'll never be able to answer. So it can be as optimistic as is is pessimistic. :D
    • Jul 16 2012: Time is an illusion too, what we perceive to be a "span" or a hour or a year is fabricated and subject to the mind. The year we've come to know could be a few seconds in reality. The distance between ourselves and the stars is also subject to perception and could for all we know only reside inside our minds a couple inches from our eyes rather than "light years" away. We seem to think our existence to be a landmark in the universe, that we as a species are so important and sophisticated but really looking from "gods view" we're not even a blip on the map. We're not even a blip in our own galaxy. In full scale we are smaller than the smallest single celled organisms. At any moment we could be swallowed up by a black hole or destroyed in a heartbeat and not even know what hit us. This question is worth thinking about because for all we know it is science and material that is the waste of time/energy. The truth may be that the only worth while substance to have is consciousness. Paul is right as of this moment.. but wrong at the same time. What is real? The only way to judge real and not real is to have a definite standard to compare. If you use the majorities definition and ideal of real and materiel than no. If you use the idea that dreams and thought and consciousness are real than yes. Quantum physics takes perception and reality and consciousness to the edge, suggesting only consciousness and thought are real... that everything material is hologram and the only real thing about them is the relationship between it's parts and everything else. "the bond" or slowed vibration that holds everything together for our consciousness to perceive.. our self. As for the figment.. I wonder the figment of what exactly? A devine entity? A unified collective conscious? Who or what is imagining or creating even as only consciousness? There is no alternative but a source.. even if it's a computer like "NEO" from the matrix is plugged into. Something.. Somewhere
      • Jul 17 2012: Anthony, picture a character in a computer game gaining self awareness, what would it do? what would it think? The landscape in the game is all illusion to us, but impenetrable to them. What would the character do? How would it justify its existence? Would it learn the rules to their reality? Or would it lurk around seeking whatever pleasure translates into for them?

        The problem with contemplating all of this is that were still human. At the end of the day we don't know if the way humans experience reality is how other conscious things see it. After all, our senses have been known to trick us. I hope one day I can get some definitive answers, but I doubt I will.
        • Jul 17 2012: I'd agree, maybe there is no light at the end of the thought process but there is a lot of good that can come from yourself and others like you in questioning and seeking the truth.In my experience, it was something like an awakening. For whatever reason the veil placed over my eyes was rapidly removed and the truth became something like an obsession. I became aware I was being lied to, manipulated, and somewhat psychologically enslaved into doing and living things that weren't my will or even in my best interest. They say ignorance is bliss haha, and I find that to be the truth the longer and deeper I investigate into "reality". I find tho, that in doing so.. I can create, define, and manipulate my own computer game... rather than having someone else in control of my mouse. In knowing better... I can open eyes and change lives and alter outcomes of those less fortunet that maybe would have a significantly less fruitful outcome if not having met me. Someone a long time ago figured out that we were the biological conductors "the game creators" for here in this realm.. control and manipulate us and you control and manipulate our "reality". I wonder if anyone realizes that money is a piece of paper? Or if the separation between student and teacher is illusion, that each individual is both"? That our government is becoming for itself and not of/for the people? That the reason they are compelled or desire material things is subliminal mind fucking? That killing for the government is wrong... without exception? That religion and system beliefs are traps and only someone's best attempt of explaining and living life? If there are aware they were subjected to false limitation? haha
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      Jul 16 2012: One effective anti-Solopsist argument is to deliver a swift, powerful kick, with a bare foot, to a cement block resting on the ground. If you experience no pain the block was not real. It is interesting to me that I have been a figment in the imagination of every solopsist I have ever met.
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      Jul 17 2012: Yes Paul
      Steven Hawking
      Watched that documentary the other day
      Very interesting
    • Jul 17 2012: It seems that proposal (originally by Descartes?) is actually incorrect. It implies if you think not, you are not, which is untrue. If you do a deep enough meditation you can stop all conscious thought and be totally unaware of yourself. You move into an altered state of consciousness, where three minutes in this world is like one second, yet you still are here and alive.

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