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Hazarth5524125dso, all this text, and the answer is just "they just are, live with it" :(
lbfalvy10019125d@kiki From the perspective of reasoning both being and consciousness are facts. Occam's razor applies to some intuitive metric of complexity for explanations, usually it's associated with the amount of assumptions. A good explanation must support all facts, but this principle isn't Occam's razor.
I'm also not sure what exactly you mean by being, but the above should be true for most definitions I've heard so far.
lbfalvy10019125d@kiki I highlight the difference because the credibility of an explanation that does not include all the facts degrades very differently from one that depends on extraneous assumptions. A theory can always be expanded without modification to prove new facts it didn't previously conflict with, whereas extraneous assumptions can usually only be eliminated by modifying the theory.
bashleigh4837124dReality doesn’t care if you know about it or not. It’ll always be there whether we know we exist or not. A tree falling in the woods still falls, still makes a noise but nobody hears it.
Another mind bending question for you: if what happened has happened how can we know if what happened was going to happen? Was it always going to happen? ;) anyway. I better leave the existential crisis questions and do that thing where I close my eyes for ages