Okay, so I got this new guy to post once. Hopefully he'll post more. He's got a good head on his shoulders, but even better, he's gonna be the next Hemingway, which means there should be lots of stories about his adventures drinking and fucking and fighting and loving and hating and feeling and thinking and truth and pain and perception and killing himself. Well, maybe not the last one, but if it happens, I'll be sure to let you know. Regardless, he's got the doors of perception flung upon and a wide wind is blowing through his house. Hopefully he'll share with us.
So thought has more dimensions that its application to the physical realm and precludes every physical thing, eh? At first I was struck by how incredible anthropocentric this was. Descartes can be reasonably employed when trying to verify one's existence (though not others', mind you) but even then, all it proves is that the thought exists, not necessarily the thinker. Perhaps you just verify the existence of the thought, not the other way around.
Then again, maybe you are on to something. Thoughts plainly exist, just as unicorns and dragons exist, if only in our thoughts. At least thoughts of dragons and unicorns exist. The words unicorn and dragon are undeniable!! Yet thoughts fail to meet certain criteria of existence. Perhaps this means that our criteria for existence are faulty?!?
Physicists, trying to make sense of physical reality, have discovered and invented incredible worlds of magical particles endowed with peculiar properties that don't play by the rules of reality as we know. Some have suggested that there are more dimensions to reality than we initially perceive. Sal suggested that thoughts have more dimensions than we can apply to reality.
Pirsig argued that qualia or quality is the fundamental attribute necessary for existence. But for differences in qualities must be observed and perceived to exert any force or power. When we add up what Feynman, Heisenberg, Hawking, Dirac, Sal, and Nute say, we end up with the universe as a massive thought energy form that owes its existence to the (human?) lifeforms that are there to think it up.
Damn. Sal, you better stay on here.Posted by Nutrimentia at October 29, 2003 03:29 PM | TrackBack