AN OUTSIDE OF THE BOX THOUGHT!! FUCK YOU, I LIKE MY BOX AND MY CREATED REALITY, STOP FUCKING THAT UP!!!
But on a serious note...Aparently there are tribes somewhere who have also concieved this idea through the magic of peyote leaf smoke. And not trying to claim, but i came up with this when i was like 8. just remember that progression comes from something outside the box, so don't worry about these kids calling you a retard.
I like Einstein's view on this whole situation:
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
"Logic Will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
Oh you're in university, and take philosophy, not to mention you talk about it all the time aparently, congrats! I'm going to assume you're a fairly smart guy, however, your initial response to the OP was pretty ignorant.
How do we know that when were 'sleeping' we arent really awake? because as you said, were awake? Clearly you didnt even try to understand the concept, and simply dismissed it as 'retarded'. However, if we are asleep right now, then all the studies done on us while 'awake' were merely dreams while we were actually asleep. Thus, from the viewpoint of the OP, these tests aren't real, and therefore prove nothing. If you 'dreamt' you were able to fly, you would not believe you could fly when you percieve yourself to be awake, but the OP is saying that maybe you can fly, and when you dream, you can't. It's simple a reversal of what we consider to be reality, and what we consider to be dreams. your supreme Philosiphical mind should be albe to hadle that concept, right?
another grammer police man, watch out everyone
give him a break man people are so quick to correct people the second they spell somehting wrong or misuse a word