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  1. #1 Mind's limits. 
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    I posted this in another post, but it's an interesting topic.

    A friend and I had a discussion while drunk one night about what your limits are. He used the example of a character from the Street Fighter video game, who could extend his arms/legs, or levitate. His argument was that we can not do the same, as our minds won't let us. On some level, we think we can not do it, therefore we can not. It is hard to disprove, as stating "I think I can do it" and then not doing it, would therefore mean if you though you think you can, on some level you think you can not.

    The example I like to use now is Neo in the Matrix, flying or jumping buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNSciGuy
    His argument was that we can not do the same, as our minds won't let us.
    If he's making the claim, then philosophically speaking, it's for him to back this up - not for you to evidence the counter-claim.

    If his claim is untestable, then it's pretty worthless, philosophically speaking, and might as well be a fantasy novel, or a poem, or a pile of cow dung...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrior
    If his claim is untestable, then it's pretty worthless, philosophically speaking, and might as well be a fantasy novel, or a poem, or a pile of cow dung...
    And the only thing stoppping us from becoming a pile of cow dung is that our minds think we cannot be that. (And the fact that cows are vegetarians.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrior
    If his claim is untestable, then it's pretty worthless, philosophically speaking, and might as well be a fantasy novel, or a poem, or a pile of cow dung...
    And the only thing stoppping us from becoming a pile of cow dung is that our minds think we cannot be that. (And the fact that cows are vegetarians.)

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