Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WHAT IS REALITY?


Is Justin Bieber real? 

1. There are the things that appear to our five senses - things we see, touch, smell, hear and taste.

We can see Lady Gaga, touch Miley Cyrus, smell Shakira, hear Rihanna and taste Katy Perry.


Selena Gomez is made up of quarks.... Website for this image

2.  But, can we see 'dark matter', touch 'infinity', hear 'quarks' or taste 'electrons'?

Dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of the universe, according to the scientists.



3. Max Tegmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says that "physical existence and mathematical existance are the same."

What is reality? - New Scientist

Think of 0 = +1 - 1

Nothing and something appear to exist at the same time.



4. Experiments in Quantum Physics suggest that a particle can be in more than one place at once.

The human observer may see the particle in only one of these places.

A particle can also be both a wave and a particle at the same time.


Typical YouTube video seen by lots of kids. Do we all see things the same way?

5. Matthew Donald, a philosopher of physics at the University of Cambridge, says that a person observing these experiments actualy sees all the different states of the particle, but, each with a different mind.


Beyonce has a good mind?

6. All matter may have a 'mind'.

The astrophysicist Arthur Eddinton said, in 1926, that "the stuff of the world is mind-stuff ... not all that foreign to the feelings in our consciousness."

Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory, said in 1931: "I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness."


Olsen Twins

7. There is the possibility that there is more than one 'reality'.

Is it an illusion to think that all things are not linked up? Are we all linked up to Selena Gomez?

8. In trying to describe reality, the Buddhists refer to 'emptiness'.

This 'emptiness' is not nothingness.

"Emptiness refers to the fact that ultimately, our day-to-day experience of reality is wrong, and is 'empty' of many qualities that we normally assign to it."

"Describing this ... in words is not really possible... 

"Trying to explain this experience - which contradicts our normal perception - is a bit like explaining colors to someone who is born blind; difficult to say the least."

Wisdom of Emptiness - View on Buddhism

3 comments:

Zoompad said...

http://youtu.be/amCsfY8RvNA

Zoompad said...

"Lost In A Lost World" Moody Blues


I woke today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world
Some of them are living an illusion
Bounded by the darkness of their minds
In their eyes it's nation, against nation, against nation
With racial pride
Sounds...
Thinking only of themselves
They shun the light
(shun the light)
They think they're right
(think they're right)
Living in their empty shells

Oh, can you see their bodies thrashing
(so many people, so many people)
Crashing down around their feet
Angry people in the street
Telling them they've had their fill
Of politics, people who kill

Grow... the seed of evolution
(so many people, so many people)
Revolution everyone
It's just another form of gun
To do again what they have done
Let all our brothers come and get some
(so many people, so many people)

Everywhere you go you see them searching
Everywhere you turn you feel the pain
Everyone is looking for the answers
Well look again, come on my friend
Love will find us in the end
Come on my friend
(on my friend)
We've got to bend
(got to bend)
Down on our knees and say a prayer

Oh, can you see the world is pining
(so many people, so many people)
Pining for someone who really cares enough to share his love
With all of us so we can be
An ever loving family
Have we forgotten who loves who
(so many people, so many people)
Children from a family tree
That's longer than a centipede
Started long ago when you and I
Where only love....
(so many people, so many people)

I woke today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world
So many people, so many people
People lost in a lost world
So many people, so many people
People lost in a lost world

CanSpeccy said...

"The astrophysicist Arthur Eddinton said, in 1926, that "the stuff of the world is mind-stuff ... not all that foreign to the feelings in our consciousness.""

Which is why consciousness is beyond the purview of science. It can be observed only if one is that which is possessed of consciousness.

Which is to say that consciousness is observable only privately. But a private observation is not an acceptable basis for scientific inference, since science requires that data can, in principle, be obtained by anyone.

Thus there is no way of relating my consciousness with yours, except by their neurological correlates. But a science of consciousness that is base purely on neurology specifically excludes consciousness.

 
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