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27-02-2014, 06:53 AM
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(27-02-2014 06:36 AM)donotwant Wrote:  People do you exist?

I'm merely a product of your mind. Or am I not? Could anyone be certain.

"Allow there to be a spectrum in all that you see" - Neil Degrasse Tyson
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27-02-2014, 06:54 AM
RE: I think therefore I am
(27-02-2014 06:53 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(27-02-2014 06:36 AM)donotwant Wrote:  People do you exist?

I'm merely a product of your mind. Or am I not? Could anyone be certain.

No I'm asking you if you think you exist.
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27-02-2014, 11:59 AM
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Afraid to answer the question? Big Grin
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28-02-2014, 08:12 AM
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"I am, in a form suitable to enable cognition. Therefore, I think". For me, in some ways this is more acceptable. The idea that consciousness and self-awareness are by-products of the cognitive abilities of an incredibly complex nervous system just seems to resonate better with me. Just the right bits here working obligingly in flux with the right bits there to produce everything we know in a world consisting of an unfathomably large collection of particles, with ‘me’ just being part of the same collection of particles arranged in a way that allows me to experience the world of which I am a part via an awareness that is limited to my ‘self’. It makes some sort of sense to me that if our cognitive abilities are a product of a material world then our awareness could be limited to whatever our components allow, hence why we have the un-answerable questions about the rest of the unfathomably large collection of particles beyond our immediate perspective lol. A little dramatically stated and certainly nothing new I know.
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28-02-2014, 08:16 AM
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Seldon do you exist?
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28-02-2014, 09:03 AM
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Well. It is Friday.
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28-02-2014, 09:03 AM
RE: I think therefore I am
(28-02-2014 09:03 AM)Seldon Wrote:  Well. It is Friday.

Yeah so do you exist?
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28-02-2014, 09:06 AM
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*boils kettle* Okay. I think so, yes.
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28-02-2014, 09:08 AM
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(28-02-2014 09:06 AM)Seldon Wrote:  *boils kettle* Okay. I think so, yes.

So you think you exist. How do you come to this conclusion?
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28-02-2014, 09:18 AM
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Because solipsism doesn't resonate with me *ba dum tsh!*
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