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>you roll an n-sided die
>n is anywhere between 9 and 999
>you only care about the leading digit of the rolled number, ie. 2 in 24, 3 in 31, 4 in 4, etc
>you want to guess correctly with the highest chance of success the leading digit, which number yields the highest rate of success? Which the least?
Is this something I should be able to answer in a first year stats/combinatorics course?
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If everything we see and hear and touch and smell and taste and feel is basically electrical signals sent to our brain through our nerves or whatever, wouldn't it be possible to "hack" into this nerve network by introducing electrical signals from inside our body, in effect making us see, hear, touch, smell, taste things that appear to be outside our body but which in fact are not?
Then how can we tell that everything we experience does not originate from inside our body, as in how can we tell that we do not have a device inside us that sends all the electrical signals to our brain to simulate the world around us?
You may say that people have been dissected over the years and we have found no such device in them, but precisely if we do have such a device in us then this device could make us see/hear/touch/smell/taste anything it wants, and so it could make us see an organ or whatever instead of the device, and when touching it it would feel just like an organ.
Worse than that, if a thought is a certain pattern of electrical signals in our brain, then a thought could be artificially generated as well just like everything else we experience.
I have spent years trying to understand the universe and yet this only dawned upon me just now. How do you keep pursuing knowledge when you realize this?