Monday, September 23, 2013

What is Reality?

A Brief History of Reality What is Reality In trying to contemplate what is reality, one discovers that reality as we know it at any point in time, changes. Even today, the most prevalent and most solid acceptable form of reality for most people is in the world of the solid and discernible. Reality for many is supposedly only what we can see and touch. Anything drastically out of this solid realm is often pooh-poohed as woo-woo. We persist in seeing ourselves only as solid objects in spite of the revolutionary scientific discoveries in latter years. Reality in Late 1600s and Early 1700s Century: Atom As a result of Sir Issac Newton s work in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, we defined the universe as being made up of solid objects. In the 19th century, Newtonian physics extended that to atoms. We then accepted the view that the universe was composed of building blocks called atoms. Our Reality is made up of atoms? This is where many people have stopped in their conception of ob

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