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Proof of a Physical World

Proof of a Physical World (i.e. We're not just floating brains)
1) The mind perceives or "creates" the physical world
2) The mind cannot create anything original
A)The mind did not originate the ideas of the physical world, but still creates it
1) The mind can only borrow ideas from experience to create something
2) If an idea is borrowed, than the idea is not original
A1) The mind cannot create anything original
1) "I think, therefore I am": the mind is the only thing thus far that can be proven to exist
2) By necessity, it is our mind then, that "creates" the world
A2) The mind perceives or "creates" the physical world
1) If something is not original, the idea has "existed" before
2) The mind did not originate the ideas of the world
B) The ideas of the physical world "existed" before our mind perceived them
1) If our mind alone exists, then the physical world and its ideas could not exist before our mind perceived them
2) The ideas of the physical world "existed" before our mind perceived them
C)Our mind alone does not exist
· I'm not sure if this is the proper layout you want, so please give me some feedback on that. Further, I'm not entirely sure if the words original and originate can be swapped as in Argument B. Any input would be super swell. Thanks.
The idea exists that we are "floating brains", and that the physical world is only existent because our mind perceives it. The argument is that there is no physical world, only our minds and their creations. I disagree:
Regardless of whether our mind alone exists, it is our mind that perceives the physical world: a fact that cannot be argued. However, our mind is incapable of creating anything original. If I were to give a child a crayon and ask him to draw something who

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