Originally Posted by Jeff Lilly
Take the subjective reality perspective, and consider the following:
- Traditionally, physics is considered the hardest and most basic of the sciences. Then comes chemistry, biology, etc., until you get to psychology and then the social sciences. But from the subjective reality perspective, the most basic science would be psychology -- because the world arises from your thoughts and feelings, conscious and subconscious. Physics would be that branch of psychology that deals with the illusion of interaction with a physical world. What are the implications?
- What is the status of the discipline of mathematics? Does the study of mathematics have a different meaning in subjective reality? Or is it pretty much the same field? ...What does that say about the relationship between mathematics and psychology? Between mathematics and physics?
- What is the scientific method, in subjective reality? What does it mean if a bunch of 'dream characters' agree on an observation? Is peer review and duplication of results at all useful? On the face of it, the answer seems like 'no' -- but a closer examination of the nature of these 'dream characters' might reveal otherwise.
I have some thoughts, but I'm very curious to hear what people think. :-)
The subject of subjective reality is such nonsense in my opinion that even posing such questions simply encourages the followers. It's beyond me what gain people are getting out of it other than swimming in the tide of Steve's blog. When he has moved on and is blogging about objective reality or viewing the world through the lens of an octopus or whatever other lens he chooses- it will be interesting to see how many others are even talking about SR! Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin!