Do Chairs Exist?

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Island Potatoes
Island Potatoes 2 минут бұрын
Micheal/Vsauce REAALLLY just said "Sus" Not gonna lie Micheal's kinda sus 😳
ExtraPulpyJoosh 9 минут бұрын
I’ve always loved the Vsauce model of fully destroying my brain in the first 2min and then enlightening me for half an hour
FastAsFStudios 15 минут бұрын
Michael's gonna start an actual belief
Alexandru Curtui
Alexandru Curtui 30 минут бұрын
I bet that this debates went wild in the times of king Midas!
Franzelou 57 минут бұрын
Imagine Vsauce was a lawyer
Bella Davis
Bella Davis Сағат бұрын
Me before clicking on this video: Am I ready for another Vsauce video?... Well, I guess here it goes. Intro: Chairs. Creepy lit up Michael: "Vsauce. Michael here. And here. Michael here. HEY VSAUCE! What is here? What is there? What really exists?" I suppose you are never ready for a Vsauce video XD
jois code
jois code Сағат бұрын
Mental breakdown and existential crisis lol
BrightPage Сағат бұрын
Context is a powerful thing
whygiy Сағат бұрын
Aidan Goodroad
Aidan Goodroad Сағат бұрын
I agree wholly with what Vsauce says here. However, due to relativity, personal genetics and societal justifications we call "norms:" my legs are relieved and unable to be relieved on another sitting object. Not a log round, not in criss cross applesauce, nor in an unergonomical shape.
AHF • 7 years ago
AHF • 7 years ago 2 сағат бұрын
Michael is the the human embodyment of a reddit essay arguement
Wardude 2 сағат бұрын
Watch XRA then watch vsauce
cervical detachment
cervical detachment 2 сағат бұрын
24:10 no, not books, but still funny
H8rsBeware 3 сағат бұрын
You could do drugs before watching these and they'd make just as much or as little sense xD
TurkeyBoy 517
TurkeyBoy 517 3 сағат бұрын
1:11 amogus
suckmylol 3 сағат бұрын
My belief is that things exist as they are defined.
DeadTwigg 3 сағат бұрын
Loved the Allan watts reference at the end. This video has alot in common with his teachings it seems to "me". But I always take it with a grain of salt. I have in no way any authority to connect the ways of looking at the world through a zen and taoistic perspective to what Michael was talking about in the video but it felt like it hit some of the same points. Felt fairly familiar with some of the stuff Alan Watts said in some of the video's you can find on KZhome. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
João Cardoso
João Cardoso 25 минут бұрын
Absolutely, thought the same all throughout
Imperatore 3 сағат бұрын
Me having anxiety: i m not gonna watch the beguinning of the fideo twice
Wayde 3 сағат бұрын
what about the beast with 2 backs?
Amy Taylor
Amy Taylor Сағат бұрын
Hello there👋👋,how are you doing today? Hope you’re having a wonderful day?GOD BLESS YOU!!!❤️❤️
Aeron duapa
Aeron duapa 3 сағат бұрын
next vid *Is Giga Chad Real?*
Brian Hope
Brian Hope 4 сағат бұрын
The Japanese concept of "animism" is the way I personally resolve this debate. Animism dictates that every living thing has a "soul". I don't interpret it literally, but as a conceptual tool to rationalize the concept of items being distinct. As soon as we define a thing as something, a new "lifespan" for that thing begins. If someone produced a chair in a factory, that chair would begin its lifespan because the company would refer to it as a chair that it has produced. If I were to then acquire that chair and name it "Bruce", then a second, overlapping lifespan would begin. You can think of these lifespans as "threads of existence". As soon as that chair was destroyed, I would still retain the memories of "Bruce" (Think "Wilson" in Castaway). The thread of its existence as a chair would be cut at the moment of its destruction, but the thread of its existence as Bruce would only end when I either stop thinking of it as Bruce, forget that it exists, or die. In short, _belief in a thing being a thing_ gives that thing it's life. That is the start of its journey, and it only ends when we decide it does. 🤷‍♂️
Ritik Singh
Ritik Singh 4 сағат бұрын
Of course chairs do not exist We do not sit on chairs , we sit on stairs So I decided not to watch
EssenSlug 4 сағат бұрын
A chair is a concept, it's the understanding, that a seating place fitted for one person has a name, which is chair
Moriarty Shelby
Moriarty Shelby 4 сағат бұрын
thx for made us confused..
MikeClips 5 сағат бұрын
JonasSkoett 5 сағат бұрын
as someone studying 3d modelling: a mesh does not become a chair until i rename it. An unedited box is a chair if the first thing I did was to rename it. A name is merely a categorization, and in reality the chair is nothing but a series of components arranged in a way that i as the creator have decided to call a chair. And if i stack a bunch of chairs on top of each other and merge them into one polygon and call it "chairs01" i now have a singular chairs. The sanity of the categorization might be questioned, but if it's useful to my particular case i will do it. Thats just categorization having a context. I don't see why the real world is different. Chairs can me made of wildly different materials, but if is useful to call them a chair, we do. If you lose part of a bikini, and go looking for it, it might be more useful to talk about the part than the entire thing. So you call it something else. The atoms that made it up didn't stop existing, but your categorization changed.
Aussie Jimbo
Aussie Jimbo 5 сағат бұрын
I'll have what Michael's smoking
Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown 5 сағат бұрын
I am both smarter and fine for having watched this
Bree Turnock
Bree Turnock 6 сағат бұрын
Fam where'd that crane go tho?
Reagan Kimberley
Reagan Kimberley 6 сағат бұрын
This video proves that intelligence is a curse more than it proves anything else.
Rens Tasma
Rens Tasma 6 сағат бұрын
Does a chair Ex-is-t?
PowWow Animations
PowWow Animations 6 сағат бұрын
The longer I watch the more suspicious and menacing that chair looks.
Ash 6 сағат бұрын
yo why the chair salty tho
Will 6 сағат бұрын
Michael, have you investigated Homotopy Type Theory? It’s an intersection of topology and type theory to try to sus out “what is” while also trying to define the “simples.”
EJT 6 сағат бұрын
the video took so long to make, the word sus was still a relevant meme, can't respect this guy enough
GVC gamer
GVC gamer 6 сағат бұрын
Of cause it exists u use it
Nadim 6 сағат бұрын
I hope the arrangement/disturbance of the stuff that are hosting you never stop michael-ing!
Alex Perazzo
Alex Perazzo 6 сағат бұрын
watching this high sounds like a great time
nodaysback 7 сағат бұрын
Nonsense. The paper and the crane are not two things. It's just a piece of paper folded into the shape of a "crane." One thing. If you crumple up the piece of paper and throw it in the garbage, would that be a "crumple up " and a piece of paper? No. That's just a crumpled up piece of paper... in the garbage. All of these open ended, chase-your-tail-around concepts are largely impractical and for philosophers with not enough actual things to do..
Bill Peralta
Bill Peralta 7 сағат бұрын
Man licks a chair, pulls a slice of cheese out of his shirt, and the viewers just love it
eBoB 7 сағат бұрын
I'm dizzy now, Michael.
Till 7 сағат бұрын
Ceci n'est pas une chaise
BABITA JAIN 7 сағат бұрын
0:40 legendary question
Mark Ses
Mark Ses 7 сағат бұрын
Then my life is a lie
Michael Cherokee
Michael Cherokee 8 сағат бұрын
Vsauce is completely insane.
Ligma 8 сағат бұрын
when Michael is sus
Lateralus06 8 сағат бұрын
A chair is defined by anywhere I sit. If I sit on the couch, that part of the couch I am sitting on is chair-ing.
Mr m
Mr m 8 сағат бұрын
Butifully interesting but useless
Marlinton Technology Services
Marlinton Technology Services 8 сағат бұрын
Bro had a slice of cheese in his shirt.
Background character
Background character 8 сағат бұрын
How am I going to explain to people that I no longer believe in chairs
J J D 8 сағат бұрын
I have to believe may people told you this. I'm too lazy to read all the comments. the crane origami represents a crane. it is not a crane. it's a "picture" of a crane. does your origami eat? does it shit? does it fly? if not, is not crane. you should know that a picture of anything is a representation of the thing, not the actual thing. calling it a bird does not give it the ability to lay eggs. (i was going to say "fly" but "eggs" is better.) i made an origami of an unicorn, now i know unicorns are real. please stop me because i just made an origami of "big foot" and "nessie" and frankie's monster! OMG! origami is the ultimate wish-granter!
Tony Stank
Tony Stank 8 сағат бұрын
So if I buy a stuffed toy of Michael and pulled out all the stuffing, there would not be a stuffed toy of Michael with its stuffing pulled out, there would simply be some stuff stuffing-ing and stuffed toy-ing in a manner that is similar the stuff that is Michael-ing at some arbitrary point in time?
David Edward
David Edward 8 сағат бұрын
This entire debate is a confusion of what is and what we call it.
Huzaifa Ansari
Huzaifa Ansari 8 сағат бұрын
Micheal taught us that thumbnail is not the most important part of videos but content is...And 99.9% youtubers don't understand that..They have garbage content but very attractive thumbnails..
GreedyVivo 8 сағат бұрын
he just pulled a spoon out of his shirt... hey Vsauce michael the magician here
Sabina Avadanei
Sabina Avadanei 8 сағат бұрын
Something to think about: why do humans oversimplify in order to understand? Why aren't we built with greater understanding so our own universe isn't beyond reasoning?
Jay Glenn
Jay Glenn 8 сағат бұрын
Tyler Holmes
Tyler Holmes 9 сағат бұрын
Programming brain immediately went: class Crane extends Paper
Alvin Wiewiórka
Alvin Wiewiórka 9 сағат бұрын
Why is he sitting like that
MrPiggerPoggers D4
MrPiggerPoggers D4 9 сағат бұрын
I just spent 37 minutes listening to Michael talk about chairs
AdenX0 101
AdenX0 101 9 сағат бұрын
CJ Curtis
CJ Curtis 9 сағат бұрын
This channel is starting to make me question literally everything
Pockets FN
Pockets FN 9 сағат бұрын
I scrolled past this video many times, unsure if I was mentally prepared to handle this subject. Today is the day.
Joshua Fernandez
Joshua Fernandez 10 сағат бұрын
Never tough I would be so interested in a video about chairs
DylanLee Skull
DylanLee Skull 10 сағат бұрын
Ste Ven
Ste Ven 10 сағат бұрын
I love how you can lick a chair with a slice of cheese on your chest and still make me question existing.
Santhosh 10 сағат бұрын
One of the most contradictions put together stuff 😂😂 And this is what @Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev kept saying for over 30 years and still (Which is me and which is not me, is it mine but not me or is it really me or me-ing!!!)
Erik Medeiros
Erik Medeiros 10 сағат бұрын
I like how this concept of different "ises" is completely negated by languages which actually have different words for each "is".
Galatheon 10 сағат бұрын
Michael licking a chair and calling it salty. This is the KZhome I’ve missed.
Chris L
Chris L 10 сағат бұрын
If you remove a tiny bit of a chair over and over, you end up with no chair because your NOT removing zero over and over again. Your removing a NON ZERO amount from the chair each time, which is a TINY number but is still greater then Zero. Also a chair is called a chair, because the things it is made of are arranged in such a manner as to serve a purpose. The same goes for other items that serve a purpose. A chair ceases to be a chair once it's parts are no longer arranged in a manner and is unable to serve the purpose for which it was made for, at which time it then goes back to being simply the individual parts from which it was made. You can remove parts of an item all you want, but there IS a definite boundary where it stops being the thing it is and that is when the atoms are no longer arranged in an order to serve it's purpose. A chair is no longer a chair when it can no longer function as a chair, a table is no longer a table when it can no longer function as a table and so on. The ONLY TRUE ordinary objects are down on the smallest molecular level that have no composite parts and are unto themselves what there suppose to be rather then themselves arranged in a manner to be something else.
Amperesim 10 сағат бұрын
Michael has been losing his mind for so long that he's turning questions with no answers into answers without questions.
tyfighter 28dw
tyfighter 28dw 10 сағат бұрын
I like how I feel both smarter and dumber when I watch Vsauce
anothergamer67 10 сағат бұрын
I'm only 2 minutes in and my brain cells can't keep up (don't you fucking nerds say any thing)
Cumrade J
Cumrade J 10 сағат бұрын
Teacher: where’s your homework? Me: where’s my homework, you say? What is “where”…? I know you are requesting the location of this said item within the fabric of space time, but does all of that really exist? I can say my left hand is at my left but in your perspective, it is on your right. I can say the same thing with the worthless, unforgiving stacks upon stacks of paper which you were requesting just a minute ago. I could claim it to be in one location while, in your perspective, it is in another. Will providing you the precise location from this matrix really satisfy your request, even though it may be an illusion? I think not. As I subtly mentioned, we may as well be living in a simulation. Us humans are becoming ever so close to creating an artificial mind simulated and controlled with our hands. Who can say we are the ones simulated by another species that we are completely oblivious of. What if, we created a simulation where the simulated artificial intelligence created their own simulated universe. That would make our simulation able to create its own simulation, meaning our reality could be in the middle of these infinite layers of simulations. Our existence is utterly meaningless in every way, no matter how large our impact could be on this world. But thinking this way is never good. Even though it doesn’t matter in the end, we only live because we chose to keep going. We have the choice to end our suffering in whatever way we wish, but we all chose not to. Why? It is an answer even the most happiest individual could never meaningfully answer, yet we remind each other that thinking this way is never good in any way. But why? Why? I think that answers the question. Our constant questioning of reality brings us away from what makes us fulfilled. Overly questioning only yearns us to seak more and more from reality. Even reality itself has limits to what it can provide us, but we just keep milking out as much as we could. When compared to our ancestors, their living conditions were considered unbearable compared to ours today, yet, they never had the problems we have today somehow. We have everything we could ever want, yet we still ask for more. We must learn to not ask for more. If we cannot find the thing we want, just step back and see what our history has built itself upon. Think only about the simple things if only things get over complicated. If things are simple enough and it still seems complicated and questionable, just go. Not all questions have to be answered. We may feel like we could have regrets, but there wouldn’t be regrets if we just keep going wherever the wind takes us, if we know its route would lead us to somewhere we can just be happy and laugh out the problems away Teacher: cool story bro, what about the homework?
Slotmech 10 сағат бұрын
Great, Michael, just great. 38 minutes to explain that everything is relative. *shrug* :)
Sativa Black
Sativa Black 10 сағат бұрын
What do you mean "chair"? I've never heard of it.
Joe Yacketori
Joe Yacketori 10 сағат бұрын
24:48 It was right at this part that I thought you were going to discuss emergentism, and how it relates to our understanding of quantum particles, or emergent phenomenon.
Void_36 11 сағат бұрын
Micheal: "Why do Chairs exist" Meanwhile me wondering why he kept that slice of cheese in his shirt
Boullie Games
Boullie Games 56 минут бұрын
Soletestament 11 сағат бұрын
I never liked ontology. It's all about deconstructing human language in an attempt to better understand the world all while taking the most obtuse route possible to reach a conclusion. Assuming the ontological philosopher even gets that far. I'm glad Michael at least pointed out how language is actually used towards the end. Even if we had to suffer through the pedantic ramblings of that one philosophy student in class that everyone wanted to toss out the window.
han_shot_1st 11 сағат бұрын
michael's aboutta pull an entire jeep wrangler out of his shirt
ganondorfchampin 11 сағат бұрын
I think the obvious answer is that chairs exist because certain collections of simples can be identified by us as being a chair, while others do not. That violates realism, but so what? I think anti-realism is just inherently the more tenable position. However, I think the true issue is not with realism, but materialism - things are real because we are real. If you acknowledge our experience as being as real if not more real than matter is, then it follows that our ideas of what constitutes things could be just as much simples as subatomic particles are. That might seem odd, but the key thing to realize is that qualia does not reduce to laws of physics - you can't use the standard model to explain when you'll see something that is red because even though we could identify when the light enters our eyes and triggers the neurons in our brain the phenonenon of seeing itself does not emerge, it just is part of our experience. In that sense I think Michael hit the nail right on the head when he said we are not the universe seeing itself, but the universe seeing.
Elijah Long
Elijah Long 11 сағат бұрын
why is michaels voice an face out of sync
Stan_ yatan_
Stan_ yatan_ 11 сағат бұрын
Summary of the video 28:50
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 11 сағат бұрын
i'd say that trog can be an actual legit thing if there's a trend in photography/art/etc about a dog and a tree together in a frame/situation.
Psychopompous 3 сағат бұрын
"And here's a painting of a trog squirrel barking"
Karoline Cruz
Karoline Cruz 11 сағат бұрын
Michael what are you using? I want some
HEM man
HEM man 11 сағат бұрын
20:37 ship of theseus
CringeMan 2punto0
CringeMan 2punto0 12 сағат бұрын
I will annoy my Philosophy teacher with this video
Crystal Sparks
Crystal Sparks 12 сағат бұрын
The real chairs were the friends we made along the way
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 11 сағат бұрын
Is it not a chair until someone sits on it? Aren't chairs things people sit on? Do chairs require "Chairhood"?
ganondorfchampin 12 сағат бұрын
Ontologists seriously be concerned with whether the universe is gunky of junky.
🌹 Robeon Mew 🔰
🌹 Robeon Mew 🔰 12 сағат бұрын
I believe this is more of a language issue more than a parodox of what is what. Wooden Chair, Cotton Coushion, Metal Watch...
Conquer The Universe With Astrology
Conquer The Universe With Astrology 12 сағат бұрын
What's with the blocks with the astrological symbolism on them? :)
Simon 4
Simon 4 13 сағат бұрын
@Vsauce 17:04 I guess it just doesn't work like that. We give an object a name so we can understand the function of that specific object. What to do with it, if it's useful, what it is meant for, if it's dangerous? And so on... So what I'm trying to say is that there isn't such thing as removing atom per atom from a chair to the point it isn't a chair anymore. We just call it a chair. And in order for something to be a chair it should fulfill the definition of a chair. Nothing more or less I think. Very interesting vid, i have always loved watching you're vids! Edit: I feel like these kind of topics are very Very vivid and that we as humans could think and talk hours about it.
Ultra Gaga
Ultra Gaga 14 сағат бұрын
Does chair exist ? Michael you are making me ask about questions that I never would think about
DKrazy 14 сағат бұрын
Vsauce: Sophisticated videos on the science and philosophy of human nature Also Vsauce: hehe chair video hehe
MrWillwildfire 14 сағат бұрын
Sam Strzempka
Sam Strzempka 14 сағат бұрын
Is there a universally liked voice or accent?
My 02cent
My 02cent 14 сағат бұрын
Hi Vsauce. I created two terms What is the Extent? What is the Regress I really enjoyed the context of this video. Philosophy is a really fun and interesting topic. I use the term Ontology all the time in the context of the full extent of a multiverse cosmology. Please continue to make Philosophy and Formal Logic base videos. Further More "Trogs" are the Extent of Dog and Trees. Dog and Trees are the Regress of the "Trogs" Extent
Wenda Oscar Julien
Wenda Oscar Julien 14 сағат бұрын
Pov: He just used shadow clones and forgot to turn em off so they played a little trick of course he had to turn it into science
Lazzerwolf117 15 сағат бұрын
5:06 "It's kinda dry, and alittle bit salty." He licked where the balls go O_O
Bolaji Dosunmu
Bolaji Dosunmu 15 сағат бұрын
Go to 3:16 and go back five secs
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