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Posted by John Pursel on October 20, 2002 14:31:49 UTC

I will address your last point first. Referencing a dictionary definition is only to make the point that that which I am arguing, reality is taught, comes from such places as dictionaries. I clearly said that the definition used in a dictionary "is merely a statement based on perceived wisdom". Dictionaries are complied by academics based on the common meanings of words. Thus academics have concluded reality is what exists or is real.

To be considered childish by an acedemic is an honour since it is acedemics that have foisted on to us the concept that reality is fact.

My equation is a word linkage that forms a closed circle of word meanings. It does not prove reality is fact or exists. It is a parody.

Einstein's famous equation E=MC2 explains energy and excludes time and space. He could not include things that do not exist. The common perception of reality includes time and space. Since these do not exist, then reality does not exists.

As well I try to follow Occam's Razor principle in maintaining a minimum number of assumptions to arrive at a conclusion.

In that regard the only assumption is that reality exists because we are told it exists. The first conclusion is that if we continue to believe that which we are told then reality exists. The second conclusion is that if we disbelive that which we are told then reality, as standardly defined, ceases to exist. Most people follow the first conclusion all there lives. A very few follow the second conclusion and are promptly marked as heretical by the very acedemics you seem to hold in esteem.

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