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LOL

This isn't the MATRIX.

Now, pass the blunt.
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Considering you're a mathematician, doesn't that prove to be significance in our existence?

Imagine an equation where you rounded out our existence. A number far too small to even bother including. which means you exclude your life, your experiences, and the experiences of billions of people on this planet due to a tiny number being thrown out.

This tiny existence, this small footprint amongst a vast ocean of space is significant enough to parent an entire planet of life capable of stretching out to the vastness of the universe. So yes, we exist.

That's the thing about math, it can be very hard to keep all the numbers in check. So in the future, instead of regarding the existence of our planet as a tiny number, regard the potential of our civilization, surely the number will grow exponentially.
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each one of us has a universe of our own in our minds each one as large as the actual universe and yet completely different for each one of us so therefore this is like saying that to a random person you yourself do not exist but in fact you do so in reality we do exist.
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"I think, therefore I am".

I cannot prove the existence of my body.

I cannot prove the existence of others.

I cannot prove the existence of reality as I know it.

I cannot do these things because the tool with which I am made to perceive the world around me with is imperfect; therefore, there is no way to know for sure.

My taste deceives me. My sight deceives me. My hearing deceives me. My touch deceives me. My smell deceives me.

Without these things, I cannot gather information in good conscience. These are the only things, and therefore I can no only one truth:

"I think, therefore I am."
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It does not matter. I am enjoying life.

However in terms of what others have said, it is our complex forms, an organized sack of atoms that is self directed and self-replicating instead of being inanimate that distinguish us from the rest of the mass in the universe. Usually when people are saying we, earth..., is insignificant, they are comparing either mass or distances. The earth is insignificant in terms of mass vs. rest of universe, but at least our minds imagine the rest of the universe, though tiny in mass. Complexity rules! Or at least it thinks it does. I can not get an answer out of this rock yet.
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I'm clearly existing because I'm thinking that this thread shouldn't exist.
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I want to exist.
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No, would be tooooo strange
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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?

The earth may be just a speck in the Milky Way Galaxy, which in turn is just a speck in the universe. And there is a theory that our universe may be just a speck in the Multiverse. That should not diminish our existence.
Also, the universe may be infinite in terms of space, but not in terms of matter. In astronomy, distance is measured as the length between one particle and another. Since the universe is still expanding there must be particles defining its outer edges. Even as they move further away from each other, a finite number can measure this distance. So infinity is just a theoretical solution to an impossible question to answer.



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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?

The earth may be just a speck in the Milky Way Galaxy, which in turn is just a speck in the universe. And there is a theory that our universe may be just a speck in the Multiverse. That should not diminish our existence.
Also, the universe may be infinite in terms of space, but not in terms of matter. In astronomy, distance is measured as the length between one particle and another. Since the universe is still expanding there must be particles defining its outer edges. Even as they move further away from each other, a finite number can measure this distance. So infinity is just a theoretical solution to an impossible question to answer.





You are right.
Posted 3/29/13 , edited 3/29/13
^ You people made me recall that entire Carl Sagan "Pale Blue Dot" thingy.


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I am a figment of another's imagination.
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WackyFiasco wrote:

^ You people made me recall that entire Carl Sagan "Pale Blue Dot" thingy.


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Dude, what did you do with Spyro?!
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Sadly, most people merely exist and never really live.
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Dude, what did you do with Spyro?!


LOL that is Disney's Figment, of Imagination (in EPCOT).
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