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November 12, 2009

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Dave

What exactly is the "real world"?

George Mobus

Dave,

If this is a serious question you will need to provide a little more background on what motivates it. I think most people have a good sense of what "real" means in this context. If you have some deeper philosophical concern then please do share it.

George

Dave

I believe in this context the "real world" is the falsifiable, scientific world based on physical reality; as opposed to a world construct based on language, concepts, and metaphysics such as economics or religion. It's just me, but I sometimes find that important to point out.

George Mobus

Dave,

Got it and agree.

George

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