The existence of something is only relevant if it affects us. If we are never able to know about its existence in any way shape or form, or even the effect it has on us, then why bother? It's a hypothetical existence without bearing on our reality.
We observe the universe around us and are slowly putting the puzzle together. We do not know whether we will ever complete this puzzle, or are only able to see one side of a 3d puzzle. They are not things we can know (perhaps yet), and the existence or lack there-of of these is irrelevant with our current knowledge.
Sure, the star might exist, in fact, it's plausible it could exist because we see them all over the observable universe. But it's still irrelevant aside from a possible prediction based on our current understanding, which may well be wrong.
Did I get any of this wrong? Be gentle. ;)
I can't say much to this, other than I agree with you.
Oh yeah, I'm such a meanie...*yawn*
First of all, I guarantee you that I would have answered exactly the same way if that bullshit was posted under another name. Bullshit is bullshit, regardless of the poster. If you don't believe me, go look at my post history.
Second: while we're on the topic of post history, maybe you wouldn't get such answers if you didn't have yourself a long history of bullshit threads. You know, people tend to get tired when they see so much nonsense coming from a poster.
Third: grow a thicker skin. In a forum there's every kind of people, including "cruel" ones (whatever it means). If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
You could at least try and talk polite. I am not asking for getting addressed as a king, I just want the same kind of respect that people normally would recieve,
regardless of their history.
If you disagree with me, fine, I can accept that, and that's why I posted it in the first place, in hope of constructive criticism. So far, your post was not
constructive criticism, it was personal attacks, calling me a "dimwhit" with a "single brain cell".
I don't believe it is too much to ask for a less rude reply.
Alright, I'll bite. What do you mean by absolute truth and how do you know it exists?
By Absolute Truth, I am refering to the laws of nature, which I believe applies to everything that is ultimately ruled by the laws of nature.
Such as politics or many other things in life. Life is a product of nature, so everything in life (including politics) must obey the laws of nature, which has
an Absolute Truth (gravity, reacting forces, you name them).
I then go out and conclude that, if Nature has an Absolute Truth, so should everything derived from nature have it too.
That includes politics. Or religion. Or when to change your socks.
Problem is, we don't know what this truth is. We can guess, but I don't think we will ever be able to know it.
I was not refering to a diety at all. I wasn't refering to anything supernatural.
In short: If we can calculate how to fire a rocket to the moon, why shouldn't we be able to calculate which policies to adapt in our society?