Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:52 pm
by rainbow
chairman bill wrote:
rainbow wrote:
chairman bill wrote:I'm with Skolomowski -
The cosmos or the universe is a primordial ontological datum, while the 'world' is an epistemological construct, a form of our understanding.

There are absolute truths, we just don't necessarily know what they are

How do you know this?

Oh dear. Is it not obvious?

If you were obvious, there'd be no need for you to state it.
The cosmos is as it is. If it was different, it wouldn't be the same as it is now.

That says nothing. You have no way of telling if it is the same from all points of reference.
If the speed of light is the fastest speed in the cosmos, it's the fastest speed. That would be an absolute truth. If the fastest speed something could move was faster than the speed of light, that would be an absolute truth. We think we know that the fastest a thing can move is at the speed of light, but we might be wrong. Our state of knowledge doesn't negate the fact of there being an absolute cosmic state regarding speed, even if the truth is that there is no upper speed at which something can move.

How can there be an absolute speed, and no upper speed?