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Post by Apotheosis » Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:21 pm

Nope. I only see one reality. I only hear one reality. I only smell one reality. I only touch one reality. I only taste one reality. I only perceive one reality. Also, I am certain this reality is real because others perceive it in the same way as I do. Via communication with others, my perception of reality is confirmed.
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Post by threewood14 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:44 pm

Nope. I only see one reality. I only hear one reality. I only smell one reality. I only touch one reality. I only taste one reality. I only perceive one reality. Also, I am certain this reality is real because others perceive it in the same way as I do. Via communication with others, my perception of reality is confirmed.
Nope. Would you say that it is possible that you and everyone that you have communicated to in any way all have chemical imbalances and are all seeing things that are not there? You cannpt exclude this possibility.

You probably are seeing the correct reality and so is everyone else. But the fact of the matter is, it is possible that you are not. Since it is possible, it creates another one of those 99.99999% chance and .000001% chance things. Therefore, you cannot be absolutely certain that the 99.999999% chance event is happening.

Look at it this way. Right now, we have no idea what is happening. None. Nein. Chioces are put before us for what we shall chose is real. One choice is that we live on a green and blue planet called earth. The other is that we live on a space station orbiting Pluto. From using our brains, usually, one would say that we live on earth. However, we can never know that we are right or not because of all of these possiblities that we must take account for.
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Post by Apotheosis » Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:16 pm

Prove it.
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Post by threewood14 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:24 pm

In order to be absolutely certain about something, the odds of what they think must be 100%. I can always think of a possibility that works in the same situation. It is possible, but unlikely. Therefore, we must take this possibility into account. It makes the 100% choice, diminish to a 99.999999999% choice. And the other bizarre choice the .0000000001%. Therefore, we cannot be absolutely certain that the 99.99999999999% choice is correct.
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Post by Apotheosis » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:37 pm

You just repeated what you said above. I'd like you to prove what you said rather than saying it again.
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Post by threewood14 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:43 pm

What do I have to prove to you?
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Post by Apotheosis » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:58 pm

Everything you have claimed to be true.
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Post by threewood14 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:24 pm

Like?

Oh, and I think you should be also trying to prove something. Prove to me that you can tell with absoltue certainty what is real. Oh yea. Don't forget to tell me what I need to prove. Be more specific! :!:
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Post by Apotheosis » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:28 pm

Prove this:

In order to be absolutely certain about something, the odds of what they think must be 100%. I can always think of a possibility that works in the same situation. It is possible, but unlikely. Therefore, we must take this possibility into account. It makes the 100% choice, diminish to a 99.999999999% choice. And the other bizarre choice the .0000000001%. Therefore, we cannot be absolutely certain that the 99.99999999999% choice is correct.
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Post by threewood14 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:52 pm

There are 100 jelly beans in a jar. 99 of them are red. the other one is green. can i be absolutely certain that i will pick a red jelly bean if i were to reach into the jar and pick one at random?
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