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Experiment: Is Reality a Myth?

Updated on October 11, 2011

God of Creation


In Indian Hinduism, it is believed that nothing is real. All that happens is only in the head of Brahma.

The concept of reality only being in one persons mind is, to some extent, the basis for the movie “The Matrix”.

Brahma, “The Creator” is supposed to dream in 100 year cycles, of his time. As one cycle comes to an end, so does that “reality”. Then another cycle of reality begins.

This belief has been totally ignored in the West, who have not been able to get their heads around that; everything we think we know, learn and see is not real.

That is until now. Now science may have proven that reality does not exist. If science does disprove it, the West will have to learn to accept it and all that it means to their so called advances in physics.

Double Slit Experiment

Experimenting with Reality

A, what is called, “Double Slit” experiment was carried out to try and disprove reality. The most astounding thing about the results of this experiment is that two prominent science and philosophy Professors, Nick Bostrum and Hans Moravec predicted the outcome.

When light is passed through a single slit, it goes straight through, as if a bullet, to a single point on the other side. If light is passed through a double slit, as if uncertain where to go and against all we know about physics, it will show up in several different places. However, if sensors are placed in front of the slits, the light goes straight to the sensors. If props [look-alike-sensors] were used, it again showed up in different places.

It is as if the light knows when it is being observed and if it is, acts in a way consistent to our known laws of physics.

Some say that this experiment suggests that: Our minds control what is real and what is not.

Philosophers have said before, that if we study something long enough, it will eventually become illogical and therefore not real.

If further experiments are carried out and they also seem to disprove reality, where does that leave us?

What laws of physics will our scientists work on next and can we believe their results anyway?


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      Mandrake_1975 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I've known about this experiment for some time now, and if I am not mistaken there is still debate as to what it means. Though the experiment does make idealism appear more likely.

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      Good REAL info. A lot of life is an illusion. Excellent writing.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Thought Prov + Tony - I couldn't start to make this stuff up, try looking at Unexplained net or other places. I find stuff, look further into it, then try to translate it into what the normal person can understand and "Hub" it. The belief of it is in the reader, thanks for dropping by, as always I appreciate your comments. Don't worry, I'll keep my eye on the "net" and tell you when to duck.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Great hub rafken. Where do you get all this info; your digestion of it and output often astounds me. I love this one though, I've always thought that our perception of reality was more dream than real. I love how that science, the purveyer of so called reality is being misguided by its own process. So much we don't know. Thanks mate!

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      Thought-Provoking 6 years ago

      Wow really interesting hub, i like this one a lot of rafken, I will definitely reference this and look it up for more information on this, this is real good, perhaps you could tell me where you got this information