Originally Posted by MrBig
What is true? The sun does not exist objectively? As far as I am concerned, the sun exists at night even if it is invisible and not observable by me in the U.S. I can call someone in Europe and verify that. Of course, according to SR I would not be calling anyone in Europe, because Europe does not exist objectively either.
And of course, according to SR, this forum and all of you who post and reply on this forum don’t exist, because I cannot observe any of you. You know, sometimes a movie is just a movie. The Matrix was created in Hollywood after all.
Yes, YOU could call someone in Europe so you could confirm the sun exists... then YOU would be convinced I suppose. It's impossible for anything to be objective since subjective is the only way we as individuals experience reality, therefore anything objective is purely theory.
I am not saying that the sun disappears when we aren't looking at it. I'm understand this less than probably anyone here, but I'm just making the observation that the world only exists to you because you are perceiving it.
I think metaphysical stuff has been around longer than the Matrix?
Don't give me that "
I think people here are taking things way too seriously.