|Date:||Thursday, June 16, 2005, 18:00|
Ray Brown wrote:
> Are you suggesting that not only my senses but the senses of people who
> live in our road and of certain other people here in the south-east of
> England are untrustworthy? Are we all suffering some sort of
> mass-hallucination? Or what???
I'd say that not even mass hallucination is neccesary. It's possible
that you're the only person in the universe - you only need one
hallucination to hallucinate everyone else hallucinating.
I'd suggest two or three axioms for the universe that we can be sure of:
1)A consciousness (namely, me) exists.
2)There is some ability to process data (although 'process' implies
time, which, again, rather lacks evidence), which leads to the way I
percieve the world.
Other than that, everything is an assumption.
Personal musings over. Comment if you want. It interests me.