Do Chairs Exist?

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Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott

Can we rename the 'Ship of Theseus Paradox' to the Tigger's Well Maintained Broom Paradox'?

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David Thor-Björnsson
David Thor-Björnsson

imagene if sheldon cooper met michael

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Lambo_
Lambo_

oOOoOo mIChEal saID SUS!!1!!1!1

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̇ ̇
̇ ̇

Can someone tell me for how long he held cheese under his shirt? I'm not seeing the jumpcut

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babadadelip
babadadelip

chairchairchairchairchairchairchairchairchair

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Dillon Thorpe
Dillon Thorpe

Really to me it seems like "what something is or isnt" is just about labels, and we as humans only use labels to practically understand things. As with the paper and crane thing, Its not actually a crane its just a series of folds to make the paper look like a crane. Additionally cranes arent exactly a thing because its just a series of traits we decided made up an arbitrary species we call cranes. Labels and identity are only used when they are useful and its only ever useful to the observer. I think the term "real" here falls a bit flat when examining the value or truth of something's existence because as long as something is observable and understandable and has an impact on the observer it is "real" practically, even if not some sort of universal or cosmic sense. When you talk about defining an object I think that is where the problem is found. A Chair is not defined by what it is made up of. A chair is a tool created for the purpose of people to sit on. One could use a stone for a chair, but unless that stone was intentionally curated or manipulated for sitting than it isnt a chair. Additionally you could create a chair too small for people to sit in and that is meant to look like a traditional chair, but isnt an actual chair. The physicality of objects does not define what they are so much as describe the concept we have established for communication and abstraction. Another example is a country. There is no physical way to describe a nation or nationality, but they are very real. So again It seems the term "real" isnt really very effective when trying to discern whether something objectively exists because every thing we imagine that exists physically is just a concept at its root. Everything is made up of subatomic particles and the combinations of those particles defines how it acts and reacts to the world around it, but humans with our limited senses and brain power have to filter the data of the universe through our brain and channel it into a concept. I guess its similar to that argument that "you never really touch anything because there is always subatomic space between atoms", sure you can choose to objectively "know" that, but it offers no real value to us humans and if anything undermines our senses which evolved to help us survive in this world.

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Fixie
Fixie

Longest chair video ever

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Scott Gooding
Scott Gooding

Holy shit that last line was powerful and pretty metal!

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Suhas Chittavajhula
Suhas Chittavajhula

Listen I understand you think earth is flat even if it is then still chairs exist.

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coolkidgamer162
coolkidgamer162

does light exist or is it just things that come from blast of energy?

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Snowman
Snowman

4 am be like:

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rekha v menon
rekha v menon

I'm never gonna question someone who made a 37 minute long video if chairs exist

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foxykiller 332
foxykiller 332

Soooooo do chairs exist?

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Kian Curatolo
Kian Curatolo

I am death and I am the scattering Best end so far

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Taco DuckBoy
Taco DuckBoy

So were just ignoring the fact he pulled a spoon out of his bra

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Tim W
Tim W

Lame.

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Hampter
Hampter

This is messing my brain! 😭

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Ryan Moylan
Ryan Moylan

My head hurts

Vor 10 Stunden
no u
no u

"this stuff is chairing" sounds like a surreal meme

Vor 10 Stunden
Renee M Carr
Renee M Carr

Thank you, my 3 year old son with autism runs around popping his head up yelling, "hey! Vsauce, Michael here!" LOL ♥️ it's annoyingly adorable

Vor 11 Stunden
djyakuza89
djyakuza89

Wait can we talk about how he casually pulls out a spoon from his shirt 👕 😂

Vor 11 Stunden
barry boucher
barry boucher

nope this is not for me, I already have the feeling that I'm hallucinating al the world around me, and that I'm wandering in a world I can't see behind the hallucination. I pass on this one.

Vor 12 Stunden
Fire Guy
Fire Guy

Respect the man for licking a chair just for the video

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Pilot.Explorer
Pilot.Explorer

I couldn’t focus for half of the video coz of that “curiosity box” Definitely got me curious 🧐

Vor 13 Stunden
Achraf Benammar
Achraf Benammar

I don't get it someone help me

Vor 14 Stunden
HesZedJim
HesZedJim

Objects are defined by form and function. The rest of this philosophy is entirely using words strangely

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Gabriel Kayser
Gabriel Kayser

lol

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CreconnMancer
CreconnMancer

Alternative video: 'Vsauce: Yes *video stops*'

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FearTheImpaler
FearTheImpaler

hes like every "smart" highschool and university student youve ever met, except he can actually back up his insane postulates.

Vor 16 Stunden
why_vegan
why_vegan

The title and thumbnail made me question your sanity

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Zoé Roy-Stang
Zoé Roy-Stang

Me: Why do I overquestion everything? My YouTube Feed:

Vor 17 Stunden
TheRaidenShogunSimp
TheRaidenShogunSimp

What's So Funny?

Vor 18 Stunden
Joshua
Joshua

idealism 101

Vor 18 Stunden
Sir Aaron
Sir Aaron

Sorry things still exist here's why: The properties and identity of the whole are not the same as the sum of the properties and identties of it's indevidual componants (though both have properties describing the relationship between them) but both exist, one partially-dependant on the other. That is why the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. A set, described as "the chair and it's componants" has more properties and a greater identity than the chair or the set of it's componants alone. Even so, how we choose to define a "chair" has no baring on any indevidual chair's identity, other than our relationship to it. Identities can change over time, also. (Or rather shift from future-tense to present tense to past tense.) The object we identify as the crane made of paper, can change into a crumpled paper, which has a property of being, formerly, a crane. Similarly the set of blocks can be arranged into a tower and then toppled, it's identity and properties change over time, but that doesn't make it any less real. The indevidual componants mostly retain their own identity; their relationship with the rest of the set and their relative position in space-time is the only thing that changes. Sure things can transition into and out of sets, as their properties change one could even argue "in transition" is property some properties have at some points in time. As the "incar" (a car with a property of being in a garage) becomes an "outcar" (a car with a property of not being in a garage) it's identity is neither an incar or an outcar but a car, with a property of leaving the garage (or a property of transitioning between the "incar properties" and "outcar properties")

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Nugget Consumer
Nugget Consumer

Micheal is the guy to scare the serial killer in a horror movie

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The Swane Brothers_
The Swane Brothers_

Omg this is what we’re learning in science 6th grade

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Valhalla _
Valhalla _

What I learned from this video is that ontologists are pedantic idiots.

Vor 21 Stunde
hexagon8899
hexagon8899

its not possible for there to be a never ending chain of sub structures. at some point it will reach the Planck length

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Eldudio 14
Eldudio 14

What…

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Jonathon Johnson
Jonathon Johnson

This some horton hears a who shit.

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yoigemu
yoigemu

Now we ask real questions

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Daniel Khot
Daniel Khot

I watching the most random videos at 4:00 a.m.

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Speedrat650
Speedrat650

“The northern third of every brown trout in England” these videos are so funny sometimes 😂

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Rachel Rexxx
Rachel Rexxx

Thank you, this kind of content is the perfect palate cleanser after spending any amount of time on reddit (or any social media, for that matter).

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Anis Rehman
Anis Rehman

I don't know exactly why, but 16:53 scared the living daylights out of me.

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Dafuq
Dafuq

Now, why is that chair salty Michael? You can’t just leave these things unanswered…

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Croake
Croake

Girl on the date : Aren't you going to pull up the chair for me? Me : Well about that...

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More Again
More Again

Bravo!

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Alexander Harrison
Alexander Harrison

"I am Death and I am The Scattering" Michael Vsauce being vaguely threatening part 23

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Homemade Math
Homemade Math

My head hurts...

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The Violet Wolf
The Violet Wolf

Watching this on a chair

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xD
xD

Let me save you the 37 mins. Yes

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BioniclesaurKing4t2
BioniclesaurKing4t2

The paper is substance, the crane is form; they are not the same, the crane is a possible state of the state-variable paper, an adjective to its noun. There is no dilemma.

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rhoelsky18
rhoelsky18

Is he a psychopath or psychologist

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Mr. Yeast
Mr. Yeast

sus

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ixAboDx3D
ixAboDx3D

.

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yaqbec23
yaqbec23

This is not the same VSauce as he was before. Cooperation with one of the biggest villains on the planet, Bill Gates, didnt serve him well.

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The Endarkened Illuminatus
The Endarkened Illuminatus

So the next question is, I suppose, can one Michael? For example, if I were to create a channel, call it vsauce, and make a video on it that explains a concept thoroughly, in which I start it with "Hey Vsauce, Michael here..." And proceed to use my best impressions of Michael and remain true to the thoroughness of explanation, provide the same kind of examples, and quality of content and graphics and sounds and conclude in the same way, would I then be stuff in the universe that is Michaeling, and therefore be Michael at least for the duration of the video?

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andria qardava
andria qardava

0:08 hey vsauce Michael here. How fast can you run

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commit_brainwash
commit_brainwash

''but the more we try to sus out where they are, the more sus they become'' it really do be like that tho

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SamsungStark
SamsungStark

33:54

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HSRodrigues6423
HSRodrigues6423

id like to know how many drugs are circulating on this man's system

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x Maruke Chan x
x Maruke Chan x

We all wish Micheal was our science teacher :,)

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Tadeo BernaL
Tadeo BernaL

Interesting

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MenTaLLyMenTaL
MenTaLLyMenTaL

Me: *struggling to come up with 2 minutes of good content* Michael: 37 minutes on "Do chairs exist?"

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Mr. Egg
Mr. Egg

nothing will stop being food if you have enough chloroform

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zer0
zer0

Michael what the fuck

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Sushii sushi
Sushii sushi

why am i watching a 40 minute video about chairs? idk but its interesting

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Kejvjar
Kejvjar

And as always, Michael, thank you for everything you do! I´ve loved watching your videos for years!

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Pleder Fagella
Pleder Fagella

Tldr Do chairs exist? No

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sumit tete
sumit tete

Everything is a Concept & Pattern. Different patterns of simples are called Concepts. Therefore everything physical or abstract objects are all concepts. Simples are the "individual separated units" formed in our mind. Every reality is a duality and is created by human's Pure-consciousness and prakruti(creatrix). We can consider pure-consciousness as opposite of prakruti. Instances of Reality formed by pure-consciousness & prakruti are--- Something & nothing, individual & whole, existence & non-existence, happy & sad, fiction & non-fiction, illusion & disillusion etc. Instances like whole & nothingness comes under pure consciousness, and Instances like separated individuals & somethingness comes under prakruti. Therefore concepts(delusions) which are called as "relative reality" are created by prakruti, and absolute unending reality is created by human's pure consciousness.

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Lowie
Lowie

Thanks Michael, every time you upload you somehow always seem to make me question reality, and somehow you also make me have an existential crisis every time I watch, thanks Vsause for causing all these questions that popped in my head which I don’t even know what the question means, like are humans just big apes/monkeys with surprising large brains compared to normal apes/monkeys

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Ancient
Ancient

17:40 boundries can be defined as functions of objects. If an objects loses its functionality after a certain point, its objectively different than it was before, such as a 'broken' chair. While still being what represented the original criteria of chair features, losing its functionality and being recognisable makes it change into a different concept. Therefore, chairs can exist in many forms and they are all fantastic, as long as they are either recognisable, functional or both at the same time.

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Varun Malik
Varun Malik

Can someone tell me the song on 4:36

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Bella Mathers
Bella Mathers

All songs are listed in the video description

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Luke
Luke

You are always the best and my favorite smartest person in this whole universe 👽

Vor 2 Tage
Eugene J. OooOo
Eugene J. OooOo

That outro track is giving off some borderlands vibes

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Krushna ✨
Krushna ✨

Watching this sitting on a chair makes this more interesting.

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zombie malek gaming
zombie malek gaming

Me: *Sees the title of the video* Me: seems legit

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Idlan Syakeel
Idlan Syakeel

Man supposed to talk about chair and uses 30 whole minutes

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NickNew
NickNew

' We shouldn't be embarrassed when we talk about boats or chairs '

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whiterottenrabbit
whiterottenrabbit

Back in the day, I never would have thought that you will sell useless junk to gullible fanboys, I seriously really admire that!

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rob kerr
rob kerr

this video is the result of doing as much research as psychedelics

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Joy Rooj
Joy Rooj

Michael at last read Heidegger

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The:BDS,yt
The:BDS,yt

OH DEAR GOD HE'S BACK AT IT AGAIN.

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Thicc
Thicc

Lets be honest it was 1 o clock in the morning when we watched this

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Doug
Doug

At this point he just know memes will be made and wants to help 😂

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x3mofile
x3mofile

Wow. Im watching this for the fifht time. Its amazing.

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Ramaraksha
Ramaraksha

Can't believe this got 4.5 million views - really?

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Ramaraksha
Ramaraksha

And yet there are zero people saying THERE IS ONLY ONE WORLD! THIS ONE! Caving in to religions that promise a fantasy after life - live like prostitutes/gigolos/leeches/freeloaders - sit around shamelessly sponging off this Sugar Daddy in the sky - an idle, useless pointless existence for eternity! Ah, God's Grand Plan!

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Orange Monks
Orange Monks

Does a situation exist

Vor 2 Tage
Orange Monks
Orange Monks

Like words. The word words exists in this sentence, and so does all the letter that makes up the word.

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Mr. Raymond
Mr. Raymond

I hate language. He uses language to describe things that can't be described with language.

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Mr. Raymond
Mr. Raymond

Why do I do this to myself?

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Ezra Thompson-Young
Ezra Thompson-Young

This episode is just Michael arguing with himself

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Reverent Evzheniy
Reverent Evzheniy

with each video I start to think that Michael is the only Greek philosopher that managed to survive

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Adil Verdi
Adil Verdi

Michael: "Does this chair really exist?" A man from Ikea factory: Yes, I made that chair.

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Shurioka
Shurioka

This is a literal brain-fuck

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Håkon Heiestad
Håkon Heiestad

there's a flange effect on the sponsor sound :) kewl

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OldGreenKnees
OldGreenKnees

Vsauce back to make my brain uncomfortable with how little it understands. Let’s get it

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