Re: Certainty, Experiments & Facts

Dennis Kaffenberger (
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 14:20:42 -0400

> Thank you for sharing your experience. What a convenient and
> self-congratulatory interpretation. I see that with a worldview of relative
> truth and mythological history, that truth must be decided by a popularity
> contest. Just pick the right mailing list with like-minded individuals, and
> almost anything could be true. In my experience with the list, oftentimes posts
> don't generate responses because nonsensical things are claimed in the post, and
> many individuals know the proverb about not arguing with fools, because others
> may not be able to tell the difference. Hmm...

Truth is relative and it is decided by a popularity contests.
If people didn't embrace the idea that the Earth revolved around
the Sun, then it would not become true. Truth can also be forced
upon an individual: "you must believe that this is true otherwise
we are going to lock you away in a padded room."

Is truth a result of an experiment? Which a year or so from now
becomes false because 'we' discovered something else which seems
more true.

Actual truth is unknown and will ALWAYS be unknown. Without relitive
truth 'we' have nothing.

Are you claiming to know actual truth? Hmm...