Why don't you know whether or not you have this disease? What is creating the uncertainty?
You must have been missing the entire point of my stand then. The uncertainty is created by other possibilities. It is possible that this could have happened or this could have happened. There is no reason to doubt that. For example, we could say that it is possible that aliens took people from the Bermuda Triangle, or it is possible that a giant sea creature swallowed them, or that it is possible that the ships went through a worm hole. There is no reason to deny it. They are just unlikely things to happen. There Is no reason to deny that the possibilities are boundless. "It could ahve been anything." "Anything is possible." Even thogh what the person meant by these things may have been for effort purposes, the literal take on these sentences is true. Why would anything not be possible?
Now since there are many many possibilities in our world, it creates this uncertainty I'm talking about. If there was another course of action that COULD HAVE taken place, then we cannot be absolutly certain about our beliefs. For example, it is possible that I have that disease that impairs my senses to sense things that are not there. It may not be probable, but it is definitly possible. Why is it possible? This is not a good answer, but my thinking is because it can be thought of. If I can think of a logical flow of events, each event not having to make sense in the first place, then I can create uncertainty in anything. The reason that each event does not have to make sense is because some of the things involved in it may not be understandable or we do not understand yet. In our disease example, I could say that it only affects me when there is a half moon and an eclipse. Why not? It is possible. Now I am haven't really seen an eclipse so I wouldn't have shown signs yet. I do not need to explain why this may be because it could be about something that humans are completely unfamiliar with. Now let us say that at 12:15 tomorrow, there will be an eclipse and the moon is a half moon. Well, at the time, which happens to be our break, I would start sensing things that are not there and tasting things that are not there. It would be strange. In this example, I have this disease and I was affected by it. But now, you would say, it does not affect me now. But the other thing is that it is possible that this 'trigger' could be anything. So the trigger could be oxygen! It is also possible that every time I was affected, which would be forever, all the things I sensed and stuff would make sense to people watching me and would not suspect a problem.
I hope you understand this because you are right. I have said this many many times and I'm not sure if you have acknowleded it or not. Here is some proof if you will...
How do you know that your brain is misinterpreting your senses and making you believe that you are a male? How do you know that everyone knows this but just won't tell you so you can have a good life? How do you know that you understand the meaning of english? You cannot!
Every time I say how do you know, it could be substited for it is possible that...
Yes it is possible for this to happen, but the fact of the matter is that it can nver be proven that that is reality because our senses may cause us to believe the wrong things.
I say our senses may be. That means it is possible that...
However, this infinite amount of knoledge could also be equal to an infinite amount of possibilities. If there are an ifinite amount of possibilities, then that must create some uncertainty in our thoughts. The fact of the matter is that it IS possible to know things, but we can NEVER know them WITH absolute certainty. This is because there is uncertainty in our thoughts. Even though we believe what these things are to be true, we still have uncertainty.
I am not saying that you misunderstand english, but merely saying that there is a chance.
I do not think I do because no symptoms have shown. Therefore I probably do not, but possibily have one that has not shown symptoms yet.
I also said there that it is possible that I DO have a disease, but am unaware of it.
smell what I call dirt and grass, but I do not know that it is real because there is a possibility that my senses are detecting things that are not there. However, I believe that it is grass and dirt.
If I did taste the ground, I think I would taste dirt. However, I cannot be sure that the dirt is real because there is a possibility that I am tasting something that is not there. This possibility makes me so I am uncertain.
I har things, but I cannot be absolutely certain that they are real. This is because there is a possibility that my senses are sensing something that is not real. However, I do believe that I hear real sounds.
I don't think you have realized how great possibilities are.