The debate "Did the past really happen question mark" was started by
May 24, 2015, 1:59 am.
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6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side.
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PsychDave posted 3 arguments, GetRekt posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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PsychDave, soullesschicken, jonatron5, sdiop, PhoenixF1re and 1 visitor agree.
GetRekt, Rhiannon09, WordSpeller, denno27 disagree.
Last Thursdayism was (to the best of my knowledge) created as a satirical response to creationist claims about fossil records and dating methods, much as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was a response to the impossibility of disproving God.
It's like God. You can't prove he doesn't exist because he lives outside reality, so there's no way for human beings to reach him before it's too late.
Theres this what they call "Last Thursdayism" wich refers to the idea that the universe may have been created last Thursday.
Under this notion, people's memories, history books, fossils, light already on the way from distant stars, and so forth would all have been formed at the time of creation (last Thursday) in a state that causes them to appear to be older. Proving this wrong is really impossible.
Very simple. Your experiences in life aren't a sequence of events as you believe. Everything is actually part of a Matrix that determines who you are, what you do, where you are, what's your history and what's gonna happen next.
Now you're Dave, but before you could be Richard Dawkins and after you may be anyone else. Your beliefs come with your data and so is your past.
Everything is part of a big conspiration where there are no individuals, everyone is interlinked somehow. Just open your eyes and see that your life has been an illusion so far.
I can understand that, and I could understand if someone was saying that our memories of the past are flawed and therefore what we remember is not really the past, but in both cases it still happened, we just don't remember exactly how, or care about it.
If you live entirely in the present, the past seems unreal or irrelevant.
I'm curious about the people who voted that the past had not happened. Could someone explain that position?