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Whats Real ?

  1. May 28, 2006 #1
    ...that is the question :rofl:
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  3. May 28, 2006 #2
    Reality is.

    I think doctordick in another thread talked about defining what 'real' is, so maybe he knows.
  4. May 29, 2006 #3
    If my idea is panning out ...'the observer'

    is simply nothing more than relative movement
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  5. May 29, 2006 #4
    a temporal relationship within the field of matter

    ...a very dense mirage ?
  6. May 29, 2006 #5
    eggman I am not a moderator here, nor do I have any say in how people should post, but I really feel it would be better if you could be more explicit and detailed in your descriptions of your philosophy.
    It would really help me out when reading and thinking.

    If you could try to do that as a personal favor or something, I would appreciate it.

    But on topic, here's my limited definition of real:

    What is real is simply the physical world.
    There are two types of real, 1. the one we experience and see and remember and 2. the one "out there."

    We can manipulate time and space with our minds, not in a direct way like our physical bodies can, but by thinking and doing stuff, we indirectly control the physics that run us and others.
    So the physical world and our minds are intertwined, but not the same.
    They depend on eachother tremendously for value, the physical world would mean nothing if it had no conscious observer to experience it, just as a conscious experience could not exist without a physicality.

    Real is simply imo, the two worlds intertwined.
  7. May 29, 2006 #6
    "We can manipulate time and space with our minds"
    (i feel this way also)

    in an abstract way i was saying the human brain is an active part of the whole in that it takes data 'in' and projects it as an interactive 'inner world'....

    so yes i suppose the 2 are 1

    ps:i didn't think 'Time' was separate from Space...:tongue:

    ps:relative movement in the sense of flying at the speed of light and turning on a flashlight...aka 'the relationship'

    not 'the me' of psychology

    Reality = Relationship...there is no stand alone 'thing in itself' ....maybe paradox..i dont know
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  8. May 29, 2006 #7
    i was referencing frames to frames to frames...

    i just left off the 'me' (figurativley speaking)

    ..thats why the stuff sounds wacked

    my bad :redface:
  9. May 30, 2006 #8
    If physical things are real, then everything is real, since everything is simply some sort of physical phenomenon one way or the other.
  10. May 30, 2006 #9
    Reality appears to be an ongoing Process

    ...a Process of what (if anything)...I have no clue :zzz:
  11. May 30, 2006 #10
    Reality is the ungoing process of "existence", e.g., the purpose of existence is to continue to exist as some "thing" that is real.
  12. May 30, 2006 #11
    Its not easy (myself included) but the use of the word 'is'

    in philosophy can be extremely misleading.
  13. May 30, 2006 #12
    Please explain with some examples--thank you.
  14. May 30, 2006 #13
    'IS' seems to imply essence..

    EX:i have no way of knowing what that thing with 4 legs 'IS" ..

    ....but we call it a Dog

    ...Essence appears to be ...subjective and in alot of cases practical.

    So then 'What is Real ' is a subjective question...

    It has no truth or false to it...

    it was a trick post...:rofl:
  15. May 30, 2006 #14


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    Well, I don't know what this is, but it's not philosophy. eggman, please try to observe forum guidelines in future posts.

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