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Posted by Harvey on September 13, 2001 20:15:09 UTC

Hey Mark,

>>>Excuse the reference to illicit drugs.... But, if somebody were to ingest hallucinaginic mushrooms or LSD, we are all aware of the odd things individuals are capable of doing in response to the vivid and some times scary hallucinations. Since these "imaginary" objects can "cause" somebody to go crazy, or do harm to themselves or others... can the hallucinations be said to exist realisticly? Granted, the hullucinations do not consist of "matter"...... but then neither do quantum fluctuations, magnetic fields, or spacetime ... which surely exist under your definition.>If these hallucinations "exist" to the individuals under the influence, and not the normal crowd... Does this give rise to a solopsitic point of view on reallity? What if we exclude drugs and speak in terms of individual dreaming? Do our dreams exist?

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