How do we know were not in a coma and everything around us is made up?

waloshin

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How do we know were not in a coma and everything around us is made up?
 

AppleLover9o

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I sometimes wonder the same thing, what if I'm really in my own world and on life support. Sounds weird, but I'm sure we've all questioned the legitimacy of life. :p
 
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We don't. We could be in any number of situations (for example, you could be the only 'real' person and everyone else is a pawn of the Devil/God, it could be a virtual reality etc.) There's no real way of knowing whether we are who we think we are or whether we are just in a virtual reality, a la the Sims. That everything is 'simulated' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulated_reality)....
 
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nick1516

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I was just thinking today about the type of situation where everything is made up by our mind, while I don't believe it's true, who could ever prove it?
 

Grey Beard

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The Antipodes.
If you are in a coma, how have you managed to create 376 threads, and made 887 posts to MacRumors. While some may titillate the younger members and a number of threads have fed the wasteland.... Oh damn, just look in the mirror and practice your lisp for your coming out.

KGB
 

waloshin

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Though i Guess if we were in a coma life would be perfect.
 

Peace

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So let me get this straight.
There are six billion people currently in a coma ? And some are having a group dream that they are on an internet forum ?

Or is it just one person in a coma and he's dreaming all of this discussion up ?
:eek: :confused: ;)
 
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waloshin

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So let me get this straight.
There are six billion people currently in a coma ? And some are having a group dream that they are on an internet forum ?

Or is it just one person in a coma and he's dreaming all of this discussion up ?
:eek: :confused: ;)
Anything is possible. ;) The Human mind is very powerful.