For many centuries, philosophers have argued that what we experience with our five senses -- color, sound, smell, taste, and touch, are qualities that exist only in our minds.
To illustrate this concept, they proposed the following thought experiment:
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it fall, does it make a sound?
If there is no living being to experience something, does it really happen? -- The answer to this question is, of course, yes. It still happens.
Whereas, does it make a sound? -- This is where it gets tricky. Because the very definition of sound depends on the experience of a human being.
According to Philosophers, we cannot use our senses to understand the physical reality as it really is.
Things are only as they appear in the mind.
The only thing we can have certainty of is what our mind perceives.
So, we can never know what the true nature of reality looks like. All we have to rely on are the representations in our minds to...