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23 Aug 2012, 10:25 pm

Do abstract things and spiritual things exist in addition to physical things? Or is everything physical?



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23 Aug 2012, 10:31 pm

Depends on your life experiences.



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23 Aug 2012, 10:37 pm

Only on the weekends.


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23 Aug 2012, 11:14 pm

I'm going to express an opinion that's unpopular here on WP. As I see it, yes they do.


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23 Aug 2012, 11:31 pm

Only physical things exist. There is no proof that anything else exists.



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24 Aug 2012, 12:30 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
I'm going to express an opinion that's unpopular here on WP. As I see it, yes they do.

Lost where this thread was. I'd agree with this, if you want my proper answer.


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24 Aug 2012, 12:34 am

What do you mean by abstract things? Example? I always struggle with this term "abstract".

I believe everything is physical in some way, but you could think of thoughts as abstract things, I suppose. Thoughts exist, I think . ;)



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24 Aug 2012, 12:45 am

I think they do. However, proving that from a scientific standpoint would prove difficult.


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24 Aug 2012, 12:45 am

I think a lot of things exist, but that's just me :) Sorry it probably sounds vague, but things like emotions and thoughts aren't very spiritual either and i do believe in things beyond the physical world, but that's my view :o



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24 Aug 2012, 12:55 am

I don't think about it. It scares me...


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24 Aug 2012, 1:36 am

zxy8 wrote:
Only physical things exist. There is no proof that anything else exists.


There is no proof that anything else doesn't exist either. Further, lack of proof does not mean lack of existence. It only means it's unproven.

That being said, I do believe there is more to this universe than what we can physically sense or replicate in a test tube or on a computer.



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24 Aug 2012, 5:44 am

Vyacheslav wrote:
zxy8 wrote:
Only physical things exist. There is no proof that anything else exists.


There is no proof that anything else doesn't exist either. Further, lack of proof does not mean lack of existence. It only means it's unproven.

That being said, I do believe there is more to this universe than what we can physically sense or replicate in a test tube or on a computer.


That is not a reasonable defence. You could say the same about unicorns and dragons that like in trees, and are waiting for Fluttershy to come to "yay" them.