Is this the real world, or is it fantasy? That’s a question many people ask themselves on a daily basis. When we turn around…. Does the world behind us truly exist? Does anything really matter? This blog article is for those who are disillusioned with the world that surrounds them. If you are looking for an excuse to skip work today… check out these conspiracies that may shock your very world… if they are ever proven to be real…
Is It The Big Freeze?
The universe has a fixed amount of energy in it, and as this energy runs out—so the theory goes—the universe slows down. In other words, there is a slow loss of heat, because heat is produced by the movement of energy particles. There is also a slowdown in movement, and supposedly, everything would eventually come to a halt. Could this be the way the world ends?
Is It Presentism?
Time is something we take for granted: if we consider it for a moment, we normally divide it simply into the past, the present, and the future. “Presentist” philosophers, however, argue that there is neither a past nor a future; only the present exists. What do you think?
Is It Phenomenalism?
Ever wondered what happens to things behind your back? Philosophers have studied this problem intently, and some have reached a simple conclusion: they vanish. Well—not exactly. Some philosophers, known as “phenomenalists”, believe that things only exist insofar as they are perceived. In other words, your cheese sandwich only exists so long as you are aware of its existence. So as for trees that fall in forests with no one around to hear them; they don’t. No perception, no existence.
Is It Idealism?
It’s said that one of his opponents closed his eyes, kicked a stone, and stated: “I refute it thus.” The point was that if the stone really existed only in the man’s mind, he should not have been able to kick it with his eyes closed. Berkeley’s refutation of this was a bit troublesome, especially in modern eyes. He stated that there existed an all-powerful and omnipresent God, who perceived everyone and everything simultaneously. Plausible or not? You decide.
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