[quote author=S. Earl Martin link=topic=517.msg22921#msg22921 date=1357159827]
I actually don't think we did deviate. Maybe a little, but we are still defining what reality or potential reality is? [/quote]
Don't worry my friend, do not worry. I was merely satirizing my own posting history.
The difference is between preceived reality and true reality. If we believe something that is in error? Is that reality? The fact we believe it is real, but the information is wrong so it isn't real.
What you know?
What you think you know?
What you don't know?
What you can't know?
This is reality. It all depends on perspective and standard of measurement.
[quote author=SWM link=topic=517.msg1925#msg1925 date=1224784765]
what is reality?
i have some complex thoughts around reality. not so much what reality is but how it is.
Reality is existence. The totality of existence is reality. The question "how" is, well, impossible to answer, at least, it is for me, at this point in time.
It's the question of how existence is possible. I think it's a wonderful question to keep in one's mind all the time, due to the benefits it brings in orientating our lives and the sense of purpose that we carry with us.
We know reality through interacting with reality, even as we are reality ourselves.