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Do Chairs Exist?
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Do Chairs Exist?
This new video from vsauce was great. Anyone have any thoughts on it?




Which way of thinking about these things is most accurate in your opinion?
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
if two people can simultaneously, empirically experience the chair, then the chair exists.
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 12:56 am)Foxaire Wrote: if two people can simultaneously, empirically experience the chair, then the chair exists.

But what if 10,000 people witness something as a chicken, but two other people witness the object as a chair? Is it a chair? By your definition it is.

Is what is real democratic then?
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
No one is going to verbally mistake a chicken for a chair, unless s/he has Aphasia.
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 1:05 am)Foxaire Wrote: No one is going to verbally mistake a chicken for a chair, unless s/he has Aphasia.

But how do we determine when a mistake is made?
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 1:20 am)vulcanlogician Wrote: But how do we determine when a mistake is made?

The way it has already been accomplished by those who came before me.

If it ain't broken, don't mess with it.
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
At work.

There's also the fact that 'Chairs' only exist because our anatomy dictates their shape.

Should our species become relegated to that of the dinosaurs then any other sophonts comming across our remains will have to figure out our tool use from our anatomy.

Since this is, in a large part, what drove the implementation of our tools in the first place.

Indeed it may be that said inheritors of any legacy we leave will look at some items and simply be left bewildered as much as we are today looking at items from cultures whose finer details and purpose are lost to the ages.
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
The best way to determine 'chair vs chicken' is to check the police report. If it says, 'The accused hit the victim with a chair', go with that.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
Do chairs exist?

Thats going to be a lengthy discussion. Lets sit down first....
Cetero censeo religionem delendam esse
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RE: Do Chairs Exist?
My thought, that was a waste of 37 minutes.

And my opinion is that I have no 'most accurate' thought pattern. My perceptions and their communication are fluid and change with the context.
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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