|@Disch; seems like philosophy makes you angry? |
Not necessarily. Only stupid philosophy does. There's nothing wrong with self-reflection when it has purpose
. This topic has no purpose.
|however not having proof of something, does not make it unreal.|
Not having any
proof of something makes it conjecture. And makes it as likely as the idiotic "foot laser gun" situation I gave in my previous post.
Good philosophy at least tries to answer a question that has practical merit and the potential to improve or at least change peoples lives. Philosophy that is based on nothing but conjecture is bad philosophy. And philosophy that not only is based on conjecture, but also opposes
proven scientific fundamentals is flat out retarded.
Unfortunately, most armchair philosophers (read: you and most other people in this thread) don't get that, and so they waste their time with these kinds of questions and give real philosophy a bad name.
There is absolutely no reason to think that we are living in a simulation. No more than there is to think that my foot magically morphs into a gun when nobody is looking. And in fact there are dozens of reasons which suggest that we don't
live in a simulation.
|You remind me of scientist who swore that the earth was flat and that flying would be impossible. |
I was thinking the same about you. The Earth being flat is a baseless assumption... just as thinking we are part of a simulation is also a baseless assumption.
But you're crossing wires here. The scientists that changed peoples minds about the Earth being round did so with evidence... not with philosophy. They didn't say "Hey, guys, what if the Earth was really round?" They said "Hey guys, I think the Earth is round because we can see a subtle curve on the horizon and because traveling east/west spans more relative distance when you move further north."
But you don't even need
scientific evidence for this discussion to have meaning. You just need to be able to draw some kind of parallel
to reality. So far nobody here has done that. At least not that I've seen.
All I've seen is a bunch of discussion on semantics and hair-brained speculation.