Let's say there's a small rock on Pluto. If humans went to Pluto and determined the rock's size with a precise ruler, then:
- the existence of the rock would be an objective fact
- the size of the rock would be an objective fact
Am I correct so far?
Now, instead, let's say no mind has ever seen or imagined this rock. It still exists, and it has the same size. My question is, are the rock's existence and its size:
- neither objective nor subjective
My current thinking is that the rock itself needs to be defined as an object first. Maybe another form of life would not see it as a separate object, or see it as several distinct objects – we don't know that our perception of objects is universal. Maybe there's a dark matter form of life that doesn't interact with normal matter in the same way we do.
In my opinion, an object is not an object without a mind to experience it. Without a mind, it's just a bunch of matter and energy that may or may not be considered as an object, depending on perception. So the existence and the properties of this object can not be objective.