06-14-01, 02:04 PM #1
What is the stuff our dreams are made of?
I just came across a discussion at the Frontier Physics Forum on teleportation. The question was raised, imagine we have a teleporter, can we teleport a conscious being?
I am wondering what the ideas are as to what is the source of our consciousness?
Here is a poll
06-15-01, 03:51 PM #2
Personally, I question it all. Are we a figment of our own imaginations? Maybe a figment of someone elses. Maybe we are nothing more then a computer program. Or worse yet, a true conciousness part of some sort of expirement. Or an AI inside of a programmed world. Don't believe what THEY tell you. To discover the truth you must be paranoid of everything at all times. This in fact is the only true truth!
06-16-01, 04:25 AM #3
Papa_Smirf, Do I hear Descartes sneaking up on me again?
I agree: through doubting the truth may be percieved. But the question how to know the truth is worth a thread of its own.
There is this difficult question...is the following valid?
I can doubt anything. Maybe nothing exists at all, but the fact that there is something that can doubt.
Personally I think it does. But I believe, to the strickt rules of logic it does not.
06-16-01, 12:44 PM #4through doubting the truth may be perceived. But the question how to know the truth is worth a thread of its own.I can doubt anything. Maybe nothing exists at all, but the fact that there is something that can doubt.
06-17-01, 03:03 PM #5The key is to believe that what you're seeing now is the best truth as of now.
06-18-01, 01:57 PM #6