antisp13 wrote:pants are also an illusion. But no, if a tree falls and no ones around to hear it, it does not make a sound. There is nothing around to accept or perceive it's sound. IMO, reality is whatever we know and we are limited to. If a person had lived in a cave all his life, that's all he would know and that would be his reality.
I wasn't actually asking that as question but as an example.
Sound isn't something that exists in out heads. It's actual vibrations, actual waves that travel. They have a speed as well, it's a MFin MIRACLE ( like a giraffes neck ). The speed of sound coincidentally is not measured by our speed of perception.
You surely aren't so egotistical that you believe these waves do not occur if nothing is around to pick them up?
Same goes for this reality jibberish. Just because we aren't aware of something does not mean it isn't happening. A planet that we have never seen before could just have been hit by an asteroid and destroyed. Just because we do not know about it does not mean it did not happen.. right.. now.
If someone lives in a cave their entire life, life outside that cave still goes on. That is not reality, that is his perception of the world. Reality is what is actually there.