Addictive. lets just take random paragraphs
When we think about how things are in themselves, unobserved, we imagine them in subjective terms. We think about an unperceived apple out there using terms like red, round and juicy. These are not objective qualities, they are concepts derived from experience. In other words, we imagine things in themselves in terms of how we would experience them if they were observed. And thus, we erroneously use the terms that describe the copy when we are referring to the original.
There is no such thing as an apple. Yes we code things, use letters to make words like we call a bunch of particles an apple, or a 'particle' of bunch of whatever. The same goes for experience, it is not one thing. When you take the stance that- everything is the external world, you find the apple really does look like this. Somewhere in the universe this red round apple is existing, we just don't have the technology to prove it. But it is there existing, in this 'internal' part of the 'external'. And it is existing more than once, in every possible fluctuation and colour aswell as existing unseen because there is no mirror or l.e.d display- mkaing it a ghost, a coneption, something which will be there when the relativity aligns itself to reveal it, to make it real and to solidify.
Questioner: So the space I see every day is in my head?
Our everyday experience of space is the exposure to the way our consciousness structure and render objects. Space is the underlying form of how they appear to us.
Consider the following: how could we experience anything unless we did not already have the ability to present experience to us in some manner? We need some kind of internal screen onto which objects can appear – and space is that in which objects appear to us. Space is not part of our representation of the world. It is that in which the representation is shown.
So.. there is no external space, only internal space. Well, internal space is external space, whatever is happening- it is not happening in some dualistic realm different to everything else. However, I agree that is possibly an illusion in the sense that time is an illusion. Memories and imagination are funny things- they create the 4d arrow of time, the 3rd dimension could be created by the present and the concious input of senses. So now I feel a bit crazy...
They say particles are existing in more than one place- experience is possibly the same. If there are infinite experiences, who is to say they are occurring next to each other? It is literally impossible to know- because 'inside' whatever experience- it will be a state which can be represented 1 dimensionally, 'our' experience could be jumping all over the ****ing place- not 123456789 but 75491824- but whenever there is an experience state of '7' there is a 6 and 5 before it- because that is what 7 is. There would also be a 7a 7b but on infinitely large scales, and it would never be possible to know. Maybe it is the same as all electrons being the same electron. A massive roll of dice of unimaginable proprtions. Regardless- IT IS HAPPENING. A '7' is real. If there is perceivable space then space exists. Same goes for an imaginary pink elephant. WHen you remove this internal:external concept and see everything as a matrix- somewhere in the state- there is a pink elephant.
To conclude- I very much agree with the points- but they do nothing to support the main claim. They do not make me think- 'there is no external world' only 'there is no internal world'
e: Reading this back I realise just how bad I feel at expressing this idea. If I could paint it, it would be every one of ten million perceivable colours representing a 'state', randomly pixelated onto a piece ofpaper, with a 'key' showing the full spectrum in continuous order. To find out 'where is here' you would refer to the key, that specific shade of colour is made known relative to what is on either side of it. BUt the painting would show that completely random can have an apparent order if you look at what is close to it in state- opposed to location. State becomes location.