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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: soulflyer]
    #1989046 - 10/08/03 03:18 AM (18 years, 3 months ago)

i can only prove that i exist, and i can only prove that to myself, not anyone else


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: DankBluntZ]
    #1989357 - 10/08/03 08:06 AM (18 years, 3 months ago)

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Anything can be definatively proved if you believe it is proved in your mind. Reality is not what everyone sees, its what you yourself see and believe. So, if you believe that something has been proved (no matter what drove you to believe this) then it definatively is true. anyone agree/disagree on any level?




I disagree. Reality exists outside our perception, it doesn't need you or me to be there. Your existence, the interaction with reality, is what defines your experience. That experience is subjective, it's yours, you may call it "your world" but reality is often different from your beliefs, so truth is or could be.
The shotgun example says it all. You may not believe it can kill you, it's your truth but in fact, reality is much different and your brains will blow.
What is true in your reality might not be true in others reality but the truth is, there is a common reality we share which can't be changed and sometimes can't be understood.
The only truth i know is, we born, live and die.

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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: MAIA]
    #1989597 - 10/08/03 11:43 AM (18 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah you can prove that you exist as a conciousness and only to yourself and evennthen you still cant prove that you as a physical body exist. You cant even prove that your reading this post at this exact time. Maybe its true that past/present/and future occur all the same time and your only remembering life like you remember a 2 hour long dream that took your brain 2 secounds to create....................................... :sad: or maybe im insane but theres no way of proving that either so :smile:


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: Spokesman]
    #1989920 - 10/08/03 01:53 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

As it comes to proof we are completely in the dark.

If you want to build a brick house you gotta have bricks :nut:
Likewise, if you want to find a system of solid truths you have got to have at least one to start out with. But we don't have any.If you say: "I Exist!" you use two assumptions: the assumption that there is a self and the assumption that something can be. Now one or both of these can be objectively true (if there is such a thing), but there simply is no clue which one if any is!

Take a film camera and shoot a scene. A kid picks a daisy and smells it. Then he throws it on the ground. Now that is the world we live in, right? That is "True". But hold it a sec. Run the movie backwards. The kid picks up a flower, smells it and puts it onto its stem. Now that is equally "true", no?  And now cut out all the individual frames place them over eachother and show that still. Now form as we know it is lost. There is an amorphous glob, every part of it being the kid, and an amorphous streak that's a flower piched up, smelled and discarded. That is equally "true" as the former observation. The only game played here was screwing with the usual perception of time. First there's time, then there's anti-time and then all flows into one to give static time.
It's enough to drive a guy sane if he lives on anti-time :nut:

Truth? Thinking you know the truth is the most dangerous thing on the planet. Always incorporate a sense of uncertainty, and keep that grain of salt handy before God sends you on a divine quest to slay the unbelievers. Assume you're right (or wrong) but don't become rocksolid/rigid in your beliefs for that seperates the young-of-mind from the old.


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: Asante]
    #1989939 - 10/08/03 01:58 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

Hehe, nice, Wiccan Seeker! :grin:
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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1990398 - 10/08/03 04:37 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

I think therefore, I am.


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: Ego Death]
    #1990426 - 10/08/03 04:50 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

prove it!..............................................................................


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: JhadAgainstReality]
    #1990765 - 10/08/03 07:11 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

Just because people perceive the world in different ways does not mean there's not an "ultimate reality". As to whether this can be proven or not is another story.

I've seen many people post their opinions on this board very dogmatically. Then, in their next post, they'll denounce someone for doing the same. I see this counterdiction most often in discussions about God/religion.

I'm drinking a really nice glass of cabernet sauvignon right now. It's a real glass, trust me. We really do exist, although it would be an exercise in futility to try to prove that.



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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: catalyst777]
    #1990818 - 10/08/03 07:25 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

catalyst, i think the point people are making is that, in a way, you cant prove that you arent a brain in a jar, creating everything and everyone you see to help cope with isolation. i know that seems rediculous, but you cant actually prove that it isnt the case.


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: automan]
    #1990856 - 10/08/03 07:38 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

I understand what you're saying. It's not my intention to argue about it or insult anyone's beliefs, either.
That would get us nowhere.

I wonder why the author of this thread posted it.

JhadAgainstReality-Why did you post it? What was your motivation?




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Re: can anything be definitively proved? [Re: Ego Death]
    #1991013 - 10/08/03 08:40 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

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I think therefore, I am.




Hey, Rene.

You only think that you think, therefore you think that you are.

You think that there is 'you', and then in your subjective reality, defined by what you perceive, you perceive yourself, so therefore you exist in the subjective reality you have now, momentarily, created.

Now, Rene, imagine if you lived within a psychedelic renaissaince...


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Re: can anything be definitively proved? [Re: moogle]
    #1991063 - 10/08/03 08:57 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

I wonder why the author of this thread posted it.

JhadAgainstReality-Why did you post it? What was your motivation?


it's a question i ask myself daily, and one that has remained and may always remain unanswered


the more you guys reply, the more freaked out i get :frown:


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: catalyst777]
    #1992415 - 10/09/03 07:33 AM (18 years, 3 months ago)

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I'm drinking a really nice glass of cabernet sauvignon right now. It's a real glass, trust me. We really do exist, although it would be an exercise in futility to try to prove that.
 




The first thing that you must remember is that there is no spoon (or glass!) :grin:

And Jhad, what happened to your signature? The beautiful woman morphed!  :frown:
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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: start25]
    #1992754 - 10/09/03 10:53 AM (18 years, 3 months ago)

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I disagree. A lot of people think they're wonderful, attractive, talented etc., while the masses of people would disagree. Some things are determined, I don't buy the karmic cycles or the "you make reality" philosophies. although sometimes I do see how the "you make reality" philosophy can play out in many peoples' lives.




I don't neccassarily buy the whole karmic cycle thing in one sense, but I think about it like this: I believe that A butterfly flapping it's wings in New York can cause a tidal wave in Hong Kong. If you can't agree with that metaphor, then don't bother reading further.
I (edit:)DON'T(/edit) think that Karma works on a one on one level, but the more people adding to the global Karmic cycle results in more people receiving that good Karma.

Just the other day me and a friend decided that that smell you sense when you walk into a little magic shop or a tarot card reading place is now going to be known as Karma.


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Re: can anything be definatively proved? [Re: nubious]
    #1992928 - 10/09/03 12:35 PM (18 years, 3 months ago)

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nubious said:
Just the other day me and a friend decided that that smell you sense when you walk into a little magic shop or a tarot card reading place is now going to be known as Karma. 




I see what you mean. The idea of that smell being called Karma can be passed along, just like karma is... or something. I don't care to explain. :grin:
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