Everything you can think of can be, because you can think of it
Here is some philosophical thought.
Everything you can think of can actually be possible, because of the fact that you can think of it. If you would not be able to think of it, it would not be possible, but because of the fact that you can think of it, it must be possible, otherwise you would not be able to think of it.
What I mean is: if the neural connections in our brain create a certain thought, this has had to come from somewhere. This thought has been born out of something, because it is not possible to be born out of nothing, that goes against all laws of physics. So where did this thought come from, and why did this specific thought arise, and not some other thought? How would it be possible that something you think of, would not be possible?
Because of these possibilities, we have been able to evolve as a specie, to create and discover new things, and always there are things we think are impossible, while generations later our descendants proof us to be wrong. Is that not ironic?
But then, if this would be true, it would mean that all these idea’s we have, about physics, about biology, about evolution, about nature etc., COULD be true, because of the fact that we were able to generate those idea’s.
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@andropar, In theory for sure. You know that your body exists more of the ‘empty’ spaces between atoms than actually atoms itself? Meaning that you are actually quite hollow and massless. I am sure that with the appropriate techniques we will be able to do these kind of things in the future.
I cannot prove it, but there are a lot of things I cannot prove, but who simply are and/or in which you simply believe. I cannot prove love to you, but I believe in love.
@trek79, “Well thoughts already exist, even without some physical manifestation”
What do you mean with a physical manifestation? Thoughts never become physical, I mean, thoughts remain thoughts (energy? waves? vibrations? who knows). Or do you mean the transformation of thoughts into action?
Either way, thoughts have to be born out of somewhere right? What happens before a new thought in your mind appears as to create that thought?
For something to become real, it does not necessarily need to be material in my opinion. Love is real, anger is real, sadness is real, but it is not material.
“Why do we make a distinction between what is real and what is not real?”
That is one of my questions as well. But then, if all our thoughts are real, that would mean that everything is real, and nothing is unreal? Only the things that we cannot think of are unreal, but since those things do not exist, they cannot be unreal either, or can they?