How do you know that is a "fact"? it was viewed by a human and measured. It's measurement is completely relative. If everything in the universe grew 60 feet, would you know? no! everything would still appear to be the same because our system of measurements is relative. We just have faith in nature that all the parts of our universe don't simultaneously expand and contract by billions of miles every second. How do you know that things don't rearrange themselves and completely change their properties once you turn your back to them? you don't. You just simply have faith that things will stay as they were the last time you saw them.
Originally posted by Clyde
"There is no "absolute truth" or "absolute universe" because everything is subject to the emotions and senses of the viewer"
I'm afraid there is an absolute truth, the universe does have fixed properties. Masses accelerate toward the Earth at 9.81 metres per second squared (when they are close to the surface). That's fact.
Sciences are based on observation, and observation is based on senses, and senses are based on humans, and humans are error-prone, generalizing, foolish beings. There is no reason to believe anything that you learn, we just choose to because there is no where else to turn.
reality doesn't exist, and has never existed. There isn't one reality in the universe, there is one for every living being, and every reality is different. There isn't a single static reality.
If absolute truth did not exist neither would reality.
i find it stupid that we use things based on probably error-prone observations to determine things that we can neither ever see nor understand. The original givens have the same chance as being flawed as what we are trying to figure out.
Our sense's certainly do not sense the universe the way the universe actually "is". That is why we have such trouble in getting our heads round quantum mechanics and relativity, because we cannot picture them: They are completely contrary to our "picture" of how reality is. But we can get past the inaccuracy of our sense's, using maths, we can model physical processes that we cannot concieve of.
But like i said there is an absolute truth, there are fixed properties of the universe.
everyone is a trillion places doing a trillion things at once. Just because you know something isn't false is a good enough reason to prove its truth (at least to you).
Think about what relative truth would actually mean, someone get's stabbed, but truth's relative so from his perspective he get's stabbed but from someone else's perspective who knows..... he might be alive and well on a beach somewhere, clearly that is nonsense, he is either stabbed on an ally-way somewhere OR lieing on the Beach in Hawai, he cannot be both, because truth is absolute, not relative.