- Jan 3, 2006
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- Denver, CO
But if by "absolute truth" you mean "all truth," as in "The answer" (42!) then mathematics are relegated to fact and logic. Mathematics can't solve most of the problems in my life, which are relational.
This is the point I was fumblingly trying to make in my earlier post. Once one leaves the realm of numbers - even for science - truth will vary based on the person who is determining it.
"Truth" is not within the scope of science. Either partial or absolute. By definition, science is limited to "fact." Science can only answer how, and in fact, modern science is purposefully limited to "how." To get "Truth," you will also need to answer "Why?" To date, no one system has been agreed upon to answer "Why?"
Truth is about "Why?" Facts are about "Who, What, When, Where, and How?"
Indeed. And even facts can vary based on the perception of the people perceiving them.