Finding Truth What is truth? We observe that our senses are fallible, and that most knowledge we acquire ultimately comes from other human observations that are subject of errors in observation, measurement, and logical fallacies. Even the industry of science is subject to human whims and the law of supply and demand. It would be easy at this point to throw our hands into the air, and say that we cannot know anything for sure, but I would see this as one of the greatest tragedies of the human experience. Ultimately irrefutable truth can be found if one is diligent in their search to find it. A popular idea within the past ten years that has circulated through the academic and philosophical arenas is called relativism. This ideology says that there is no absolute truth, meaning that no one can claim that their ideas are right, or better than anyone elses ideas.
The Industry of Science When Google Earth provides satellite images of sunbathers and your mother-in-laws house, we could be tempted to think that our little world is a nice, quantified, contained bundle of neighborhoods and streets that we have been down before. It gets easier and easier every day to explain the whole world away as something Man has conquered, but there is a side of this little world that could go completely unseen, and none of us would be the wiser. It is amazing what we as human creatures miss when we arent looking for it. Because we believe we have seen it all, we have put blinders on our mental eyes that prevent us from seeing what is beyond our knowledge, beyond our abilities to observe. For most people, science has become the measure of all things. How many times have you quoted a recent study to your friends?&