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Am I or am I not brain in a vat?

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Introduction

Am I or am I not brain in a vat? This question is really the 64 million dollar question for philosophers, the real challenge. None, however, have ever been able to answer it. Why? Because no mind has ever expanded enough to fully grasp the truth behind the concept, if there is a truth of course. This means that in this essay I will not be able to prove that I am or am not a brain in a vat. Instead, I would like to look at the probability of either being or not being a brain in vat. When watching movies or reading books about these kinds of situations, the characters go into a depression-mode, a sort of stage in their life where they don't want to live in a lie. ...read more.

Middle

Therefore, he/she will not pull the plug on you, which basically means that no matter how much you want or don't want you will always live in this world until you "die". If that is, of course, what we really do!!! The concept of dying brings me to my next point. Do we really die? Or do we instead wake up on the "other side"? I, personally, am an agnostic. In other words, I do not believe in god or a superior being at this point in time, but if it is prove by reason then I am willing to begin believing. If there is a virtual world then there must be someone operating it, someone who controls us. ...read more.

Conclusion

But if we are not brains in a jar, then it is just lonely us. I have hoped that there was other life, but if there isn't then I would be sad because it gives life a sort of lonely sound to it. Of course there are about 6.5 billion people on this earth. But if we are brains in a jar then those people are just figures of our imagination and don't really exist. Therefore I think it is assuring to know that there would be other beings controlling me. I can only show you possibilities and not the real truth. Personally, I don't think we will ever know the truth but then again that is my opinion and it really all comes down to our brains and us. ...read more.

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