Most people believe in God, a Creator, or "higher power". Many more do not believe in nothing that "empirical evidence" can't justify. Humans share many realities but other realities are exclusive to individuals such as whether God exists or not. The evidence of nature is good enough for Believers but not for non-Believers. Reality is a choice. Concensus determines what realities are accepted and which or not but cannot affect what is real at any given moment...
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Falling trees always make sounds because every fallen tree witnessed has made a sound. Movement of particles are determined by witnesses??? That doesn't make sense
But if you weren't there to hear it how do you know it makes a sound? That is the point of the proverb :) To someone deaf, it wouldn't make a sound - lack of sound would be their reality.
CertifiedHandy - yes and no. The particles are determined by witness yes. And it means that all realities exist together, but the mind can only focus on one, and chose it. It cannot witness multiple realities at once.
I always enjoy reading your input :)
and I ditto about the movie. It's so amazing
The answer that a deaf person cannot hear a falling tree is irrelevant. A sound is made whether the deaf person hears or not.
Sorry to continue on a different answer - but it's a concept. If no one is around to witness something happening, does it happen? It's like Shrodinger's cat. It is both alive and dead until we check to see if the acid killed it (I suggest google)