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If no one is around to witness something happen, did it happen?

Like most people I think, when I turn in for the night, no matter how tired I am, I never fall immediately to sleep.  Instead, my mind wanders around to various thoughts and things – often times about things going on in my life, sometimes silly stuff, and also quite often – things that are mystic and philosophical (I think that’s the right word?).

Things like, what is the whole purpose of existence?  Not just our existence – but existence in general.  Why is there a Mercury, Mars, Earth, Venus, and all the other planets?  Why are there stars, 10’s of thousands of light years away, and billions more like it, and billions more not like it, burning and shining away in the universe – for us? Why? Which of course leads to the question of why are WE here as well?  If no one is around to witness something happen, did it actually happen then?  So are we here then just to be witness of existence? [Read more…]