I think I fianlly understand what you are saying. You will not accept this because I cannot prove it. You will not accept this unless I prove it. I can tell you that you will never be convinced then. But if I am wrong, I will keeping trying.
No, and I never said anything about whether or not it was possible, all I said was that it was based on things that haven't happened yet or are not happening now; thus they are false. You have no proof whatsoever, and according to you, you cannot. Therefore, your entire claim is faulty.
Yes, but also according to my claim, you cannot be absolutly certain that these things are not happening! According to my claim, these things are allowed to happen because we are unsure about our world.
I have not confused these words with one another. I know what an apple is and I know what a toaster is. A toaster is a device used to turn bread crispy while an apple is an edible fruit. I ask you, how have I confused the two?
I think you forogt to read my post about this. Ill post it here...
Even though we cannot be 100% sure, there is an extremely high probability that everyone who speaks English uses the absolute definitions. This probability is so high that we know "for sure" that everyone means what he or she means. Ask yourself this: Why would someone use definitions of English words that no one else accepts as true? It would not benefit that person in any way, shape or form. It would just be plain old dumb!
Yes, we cannot be certain to know if everyone is using the same definitions of english words. We know this already. And yes the probablity is so high that we accept that everone uses the same definitions. But this also leaves an extremely small chance that two may misunderstand each other when speaking english.
How can you teach someone to communicate the exact same way that everyone else does. Let us say there is a baby, Jill. How can Jill learn to speak the language english? We could point to an apple and say the words 'apple' to Jill. She would probably over time understand that the word apple represents that object. There is a small chance that she would misunderstand the word apple because she was looking past the apple at a toaster oven. In fact, every time someone tries to point to an apple and explain to her what is is, there might be a toaster oven behind it every time! Although this chance is small and usually ignored, it still exists. Jill would think that a toaster oven is an apple in english. There is an even smaller chance that Jill would misunderstand the meanings of all english words. This could be done for bread, eggs, stoves, pencils, paper, etc...There is also a chance that people would communicate to Jill in a way that she thinks she understand what they are trying to tell her and the responses she gives them always makesome sense to them. This chance is so small, that no one even bothers to think about it. (Except of course for people like us lol). If Jill tried to define words, she could look them up in the dictionary. She does not understand the dictonary completely! This just does not work for english, but also for every way of communicating! THe chance is small but it still exists... This creates an extremely small uncertainty in the way we talk to each other.
As you can see, we cannot be absolutely certain. Plus, I am not saying that you misunderstand english, but merely saying that there is a chance. I, however, believe that you do understand english.Plus, I am not telling you that you misunderstand english, I am saying how would you know that you know that definitions of the apple and toaster with absolute certainty?
Lastly, I ask you this, why would the thing that they are detecting not be there?
I say to you, that I have a friend that has a disease that makes her do this. She sees people and shes claims that these people talk to her. It is really scary. I'm not exactly sure about the science in the brain about all of this, but I'm pretty sure that it exists.
I don't think you understand the fact that hypothetical situations have not happened, thus they are not true!!!
Incorrect. You are hitting the hammer around the nail though. It is not thus they are not true, it should be thus they cannot be proven...
You cannot use hypothetical scenarios as proof, as evidence, or as a foundation to a claim and honestly expect that claim to be true or to hold up against any sort of attack.
You are right, however, I cannot prove it. The only thing I belive is that...there is a greater chance that we cannot know anything except our definitions and/or interpretations of the universe. Even though I cannot prove this, I also believe that there is a grater chance that it is true, and therefore believe it. I trust that you would see that it continues forever...