This is where evolution and creationism cross paths. The question sounds idiotic! But then you remember ' "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it or sees it did it really happen."
I'm gonna try to be polite, but I'm gonna fail. This question is just as dumb as the tree falls in the forest question. Observation is not necessary for things to exist or events to occur. If a tree falls in a forest and there's an atmosphere for sound waves to travel in, it makes a fucking sound. If the universe exists, it doesn't need a human to do so. And you can't answer whether the glass is half full or half empty with any accuracy until you knew the prior state of the glass... filled completely then emptied half way... half empty. Empty and filled half way... half full. Another idiotic question! Soap-bubble profundity is a waste of cognitive energies! You want to spark intelligent discussion about the vagaries of the universe? Ask why a particle behaves differently when it is being observed!
Sorry. This is one of my buttons. I'm not always a dick. Just right now. I'll probably be nicer the next time I answer a post you make lol
Are you assuming we are the only sentient species? That we live on the only planet with life?
It's hard to believe that in a universe of almost infinite proportions, a single species inhabiting a tiny planet in an infinitesimal solar system in the outer reaches on an unspectacular galaxy is the whole point of existence.
I was watching a video on Curiosity Stream called 'The Secrets of Quantum Physics'. In the first episode the narrator talks about how Enstein's perception of reality and Niels Bohr's theory were able to be tested. To make a long complicated story short, Einstein's theory was proven wrong. What this means is - and hold on to your hats here - reality is only perceived when being measured. In other words, the moon doesn't exist unless you're looking at it. WOW! If you don't subscribe to Curiosity Stream, I highly recommend it. If you do, I highly recommend this series of Quantum Physics. It's completely facinating.
If I don't exist and I can't observe anything, then nothing exists. At least to me. Right now I exist. I know this because I am observing. To me, the million dollar question that will probably never be answered is, "After I "die" (if I ever will - maybe it's all just programmed to make it feel like I die and stop observing), will a new me exist somewhere else?". Do I reemerge somewhere else with no knowledge of my past observations and start to ask the same questions getting the same non answers? Lol
Oh and where the hell do we "go" when we sleep?
So the lady's comment about quantum physics on curiosity stream about what is "real" and how something IS "REAL" only when it can be quantifiably measured... Begs the question of witness to whatever the measurement of measured is. I mean, if it is only me who is witness to a unbelievable event and I study it, categorize it, test it over and over and it proves my theory, therefore proves it's existence..... does it mean just because I can't see the moon in Colorado it can't be there in Virginia. I call up (alleged) father just to check on moon validity daily.