Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
The Real Problem!

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on January 26, 2001 17:37:06 UTC

The real problem is the total lack of communication. Like primitives who believe rocks have spirits, most people believe words have meanings. The problem is that the meaning they have in their head does not agree with the meaning that others are going by. We learn to speak by listening to others - thus we guess the meanings of words. Those guesses are often not quite what our elders meant - thus it is that "the language lives".

If you want to know what is going on, you have to be very careful. The absolute first step is to define "truth": i.e., come up with a rational procedure for the other person to determine exactly what you mean when you use the term. If we get that streight, then we may have the beginning of communication.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2022 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins