Craig Weinberg’s answer to If everything we hear, touch, smell, see are electrical impulses interpreted by our brain, then what is real out there? 

This is not to say that “photons can see”, but that photons have no existence whatsoever other than as visibility (and thermodynamic tangibility) itself. Quantum fields and wave-functions must then be considered purely abstract statistical entities which do not point to a deeper layer of inference beyond detection, but to the phenomenon of detection itself – to sensory-motor presentation. This uproots the entire foundation of both physicalism and functionalism to suggest the primacy of aesthetic participation behind any possibility of physical forms or logical functions. Sense is what the universe is made of, not stuff that makes sense, or that makes illusions of sense.

Source: Craig Weinberg’s answer to If everything we hear, touch, smell, see are electrical impulses interpreted by our brain, then what is real out there? – Quora

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