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Do you think we exist?
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Posted 12/25/12
I'm big but a grain of sand in a billion seas, is still nowhere near as small as me.

it's just a matter of perspective, besides everything is made up of particles anyway so however small; we are part of what makes up the universe.
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Does gravity exist?
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It doesn't matter, we have no choice but to believe we exist, we are limited to our own perspective, always.
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Posted 12/25/12
This thread doesn't exist...lol
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43 / M / Canada
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I know I exist. The rest of you are figments of my imagination...
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37 / M / Maryland
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Posted 12/27/12
if say think i do then i do..
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We would need to exist to in order to be able to contemplate our existence... right?
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elephants sums up everything peace!
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What if we are all some form of artificial intelligence, mechanical creatures, some crazy holograms, created by greater beings or something of that sort?
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Posted 12/27/12

Sir_jamesalot wrote:


joshrl wrote:

no we dont exist, this is just a dream


Good one.


”Life is a waking dream.”

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Posted 12/27/12 , edited 12/27/12
We cannot know whether we exist or not -and it's not even relevant to know. We can't know for sure if we're living in a placebo but does it matter? For example: we would be living in a placebo where we "can" achieve happiness and lots of other feelings. Does it matter if it's "really real" when the placebo feels like so real that it has become its own reality?



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Posted 12/27/12 , edited 12/27/12

tgislayer wrote:

If you think of us (the earth) in terms of how infinitesimally large the universe is and how infinitesemally small we are in comparison, Do we really exist?
Im a mathematician you see and if you can consider how much area the earth takes and compare it to the infinite area of space, we are technically nothing. Do you agree?



Are you really a mathematician...because if you were (I have a Bachelor's in Math, so you might consider me a novice mathematician) you'd know about the essentially universally accepted axiom of choice and how it invalidates your reasoning. You know, that axiom which basically states for any non-empty set (infinite in size or not) there exists an infinite (only if the original set has an infinite cardinality ofc) or a finite subset.

In other words, if we have a group of items, no matter how many, infinite or finite, we can take a subset (a selection of them, which can be the same as the original group of items btw) of those items, infinite (only if the original group of items had an infinite number of items in it ofc) or finite. This subset exists. Thus, if you take the universe as a whole to be a set, there exists a subset of that universe which is solely composed of yourself. Thus your point is completely null and void as you reasoned it out.

On the other hand, to make your case you could present the idea of a holographic universe or the idea that the universe is actually a simulation, but that's another story altogether.
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Posted 12/27/12

BrerSteve wrote:

I disagree.
Even by your math you are rounding things off. We are not infinitesimally small, it's just that the number is SOOOO huge in comparison, that there's quite the high exponent on the calculation. Even so, it is still a finite number. Just really big vs. really small.

1^1 kajillion vs. 1^-1 kagillion is still a very specific size differential.

Sorry to take the magic out of it. Hi, I'm Captain Buzzkill.


1^1 kajillion = 1^-1 kajillion

Size differential does not exist.
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I do, but I know none of you guys exist. You're all a figment of my imagination while they coop me up and leave me to go inane in the mental institution.
Posted 12/27/12
Of course we do. If we don't, then how can you be still here?
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