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It's an interesting question for geologists and astronomers who are trained in observing the traces left by events that happened billions of years ago, long before anyone or anything could witness any of it. For example, there are plenty of craters on the moon that, as far as we can tell, have been created by meteorite impacts dated way before anyone was ...


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You asking about mind-dependent and mind-independent reality. There are different aspect of the human mind and the reality-dependence will be based of what we are talking about. For the example of a tree falling down in the woods and no one hears it, is there a sound? No. sounds are mind-dependent as they involve the conscious experience of a stimulus. ...


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"if someone dies on the other side of the earth (it is not reported, and you do not know the person)" or, if a stone exists in space but no-one has ever seen it . . . So it depends how you define existence. Personally, I would say the stone exists in the set of undiscovered things. Thus relating it to my point of perception and cognition. Without ...


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