Jul 23, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
We are all living inside of our heads...so what is outside of us?
carmineastoria saidThis is not a novel concept. There has always been the metaphysical concept of do I exist. The answer previously given has been "I think; Therefore, I am."
Yes, it is true that everything around us is photons and waves. We, humans see things the way we do is because we share a similar genomic code that compels us to process these external stimuli identically, view things the exact same that every other human sees. Sadly, as unique as we all are, in the end, we are no different.
Because acceptance by a unanimous majority is considered to be true, how we see the world is also a "truth."
It is scientifically known that animals see/hear/smell things we do not. Our genome does not code us to "see" the smells a dog might, thus, we think it does not exist, albeit, the dog knows otherwise. We do not feel the sonar waves, like bats do.
Although the external world may seem like an illusion of perception, that does not mean, what we see does not exist. We merely see a blue flower, a bee sees pheromones.
This is where the theory of a higher truth-a higher designer- comes in very handy.
meninlove said Hmmm...perhaps it's time for admin to clean up the blank profiles.
carmineastoria saidSchizophrenia is a disease of the mind. They see true illusions-there is no way of testing scientifically what they see. What we-normal humans excluding you- see is testable. And remember what I said about the unanimous majority?
we see a blue flower; a bee does not see a blue flower. Despite the differences in these perceptions, all arrive to the conclusion that the object exists.
When somebody does not see the blue color, science agrees that it is a fault of that individual.
This is what it comes down to: I can say that UFOs do not exist, you can not say that the blue flower does not.