Originally Posted by MrBig
That is why science uses certain protocols to test what is real and what is not real, and to make sure that the interpretation is correct.
Yes, these protocols are not perfect and scientists make mistakes, etc, but just because our experiences are subjective, does not mean the objective reality does not exist or depends on our observation.
I don’t have a problem believing that the gravity is not real; I think it would be very cool if it were so, but on what basis should I reject my subjective interpretation of gravity?
From Mr.Big's vantage point, the entire universe is 100% dependent on your personal observation, otherwise (as far as you're concerned) nothing would exist. Same goes for me... the entire Universe's existance (as far as cylon is concerned) only exists because I acknowledge it.
That's basically where I'm at now, I am not even close to being an expert on SR. And one thing you should know about me is I came from a background of believer-to-atheist/skeptic, so when you talk about science and proof and everything, it's something I have taught myself to have a great respect for... I don't walk around thinking about gravity not existing and aliens and stuff... at least until LOA, now I'm willing to check this stuff out a little more.
I think I could have dreamed a dream that I went to school and learned about science and gravity, created something called LOA and movies like what the bleep and am now dreaming something else... and that the content of my previous dream was quite convincing.
And since I clearly don't think "cylon" truly invented the universe, I have to wonder about what it means to be an "individual", which gets into what Max Power has been saying.