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The Truman Show........

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Posted by CL/">CL on September 18, 1999 05:40:54 UTC

If our life on Earth were a fictional set, where which an intelligent race of extraterrestrials watched us live out a life in a "created reality".....How then would you define reality? Obviously our whole set of laws and theories could be thrown out the window. Physics would be devastated, and no longer have any credibility nor meaning were we to find this out. We may find our laws of physics to be unbreakable due to the fact that commen sense and mathematical proof says they can't. But what if mathemitatics and commen sense were given to us along with the creation of this fictional world in accordance with these fictional laws of phyiscs. They all work hand-in hand assuring that no experiment can ever be performed that would reveal the truth. How then can you define reality? Would it be safe to say that our fictional world is reality? I would guess so since you could never, ever, prove otherwise. Would it be fair to say that the "truth" is reality considerinrg it has no relevance to our physical and mental existance? I would be born, grow up, and die in this fictional world. Not only that, but say that I was NEVER to learn the truth. Then I guess since I'd never know this truth and all of my laws of science would tell me that this fiction is reality then I think it fair to say that.....THAT WAS REALITY. So.........is this universe god's Truman Show, and we'll never find out? What now, is reality? Could we go on forming theories and equations about an absolute lie, only to be gaining knowledge in a false reality? Could we call this "knoledge", or would it be complete ignorance? Which of the two are the reality, especialy when the "actual reality" has no or never will have no relevance to me or anybody else. Is anything real? Can we say that the universe is all in your head since you can simply slow the life or speed up the life of the universe simply by a change in YOUR motion. Is time all in your head?

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