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What is real This question has puzzled many what is really real or what is reality Reality as I shall explain is one that is according to materialism and proven by science Materialism is defined as the metaphysical view holding that matter alone is real This is what Hugh Elliot proves in his argument Modern Science and Materialism By use of his argument I will answer the questions of what is real what humans need to know if it is possible to know what is real and how how to distinguish real for non-real where humans fit in and how we can benefit from materialismFirst what is real Reality is only one thing and it is all principles of matter and energy When you reach out and touch something it is matter when you look to the skies all around you sense this reality of matter and energy from the light in the sky to the ground beneath us Elliot says that the universe consists of matter and energy in a state of permanent changePg 307 Modern Science and Materialism Hugh Elliot What Elliot is saying is matter is all objects being discerned energy consisting of motion heat light sound electricity and etc and permanent change is real This permanent change means that everything when you take a look around our universe it never stands still relative to the rest of the universe and even science has proven this with the second law of thermodynamics it states that all systems will change spontaneously to less ordered Now this is a scary thought that we wouldnt be able to grasp reality if it always changes on its ownThis raises a serious question how can we understand or live according to reality if it always is changing Well there is no need to worry about this fact of change because we can understand how it works we our not helpless against nature The universe will change according
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