I decided to participate in the Share Your World action hosted by Melanie C Bee. Here is my response.
What is knowledge?
A path to wisdom.
How do you define consciousness (self awareness)?
This one is tricky for me; I’ve shared enough alternative realities in the past that I depend on physical sensation as much as thought to sort things out.
Is it possible to prove that other people besides yourself have consciousness?
It’s a matter of trust. I’ve discussed this with people who believe, ” this is my world, and you just live in it.” People who are too hung up on this s–t should read Bishop George Berkeley’s take on it – it was called Immaterialism. His theory denies that material objects like stoves, tables, and chairs exist. They are ideas perceived by the mind, and their existence is only maintained by perception – good luck with that when you stub your toe in the dark.
Would you be able to tell if time had been altered in some way?
Some of the most exciting stuff I’ve been through may have happened on alternate timelines. I’m not an unbiased observer, although it’s been many, many years since I sampled any goodies.
Do you like potato chips (they’re called ‘crisps’ in Europe I believe)?
I like them without salt and minimally processed. The over-processed stuff I won’t touch. Vade retro Satana
My supervisor at work.