Does the universe need a conscious observer for it to exist?

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Offline Zowie

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No the universe doesn't need an observer for it to exist. This could only be true if you believed the universe revolves around you, which it most certainly does not. It objectively exists, although we subjectively interpret it.

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No the universe doesn't need an observer for it to exist. This could only be true if you believed the universe revolves around you, which it most certainly does not. It objectively exists, although we subjectively interpret it.

Are you positive can you prove it?
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No the universe doesn't need an observer for it to exist. This could only be true if you believed the universe revolves around you, which it most certainly does not. It objectively exists, although we subjectively interpret it.

Are you positive can you prove it?

Science has proven it in a million and one different ways.  As has logic. 

But as can be proven by the billions who actually believe in the silliness of religion, sometimes you can have all the science, logic and facts in the world and people will just believe what they wanna believe anyway.

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Science has proven it in a million and one different ways.  As has logic. 

But as can be proven by the billions who actually believe in the silliness of religion, sometimes you can have all the science, logic and facts in the world and people will just believe what they wanna believe anyway.

If consciousness is an illusion, then the existence of a conscious observer could well be dependent on the nature of the illusion. By introspection, it is possible to experience that life is a singular moment in the creation of the universe.

The nature of existence is poorly understood by science... The Big Bang theory cannot prove or disprove the true purpose of the biological nonlocality of consciousness.   
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To solve consciousness you just have to look at the increasingly complex chemical systems of other biological life such as bacteria, plants, insects, reptiles, mammals...

If you believe the human nervous systems separate in function to that of other creatures i.e a soul, then you are taking too much liberty with the scientific principle. We know that behaviours are decided moments before we even consciously register the action. We know that the brain is compartmentalized and lobotomies will inhibit functionality of some but not all areas of cognition. We understand well how the nervous system works and fairly recently even the more misunderstood topics of the brain i.e sleep, memory formation, savants.