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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2008 06:26AM

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Comment author: Ian_C. 16 March 2008 09:46:35AM 0 points [-]

Our brain and senses are made out of fundamental particles too, and the image of a plane with wings is the result of the interaction between the fundamental particles out there with the fundamental particles in us.

So I would I say the plane image is an *effect* not a primary, but that does not make it any less real than the primary. It is a real thing, just as real, that just happens to be further down the chain of cause and effect.