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Do all of the rules and laws governing the world really only exist in our minds? Did we really create the world through our imagination?

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Do all of the rules and laws governing the world really only exist in our minds? Did we really create the world through our imagination?

In my opinion the rules and laws of governing the world do not only exist in our minds, there had to be something out there in the world in order to encourage us to think. In other words, there had to be a foundation in which to help us start discovering these rules and laws. Just as Henri Poincaré stated “science is built with facts just as a house is built with bricks, but a collection of facts cannot be

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According to Richard Feynman “observation, reason, and experiment make up what we call the scientific method.” It is not possible that the rules and laws governing the world exist only in our minds because it has to go through the process of observation, reason, and experimenting before presenting it to the public. Back to the example of gravity, Isaac Newton first observed the apple fall out of the tree, he then tried to find a reason to why the apple fell to the ground. Finally, by experimenting he came up with the law of gravity that has existed for over three hundred years.

However, the

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Conclusion

Richard Feynman, he stated, “Experiment itself helps us to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations.” Copernicus came to his theory by using his imagination and finding an alternative way in which the “heavenly bodies” could rotate around the earth. Then through observation of the moon and the planets, he realized that there were no “heavenly bodies” and that the planets and the moon revolved around the sun, not earth. Therefore, imagination has a role in creating the reality that we live in.

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