cowan at ccil.org
Wed Mar 25 01:24:06 EDT 2009
William D Clinger scripsit:
> In P K Dick novels such as "The Man in the High Castle"
> and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", the character
> does not *know* his universe is real or unreal.
Neither do I. After all, I've had experiences of unreal universes (in
dreams) that I did not know were unreal at the time, and it's possible
that "real" is a relative term. In particular, it may be that when
I die I'll have the same experience I have when waking from a dream.
Or perhaps not.
(Hat tip to Raymond Smullyan.)
The Imperials are decadent, 300 pound John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
free-range chickens (except they have http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
teeth, arms instead of wings, and
dinosaurlike tails). --Elyse Grasso
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