posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:56 AM
The only field you can ever see hard solid Proof is Mathematics. And there days any significant one is not Little
The best any other field can ever do is provide convincing evidence. And the definition of 'convincing' is entirely up to you and the relevant
context. Sometimes you can get lucky and disprove a hypothesis, but even that can be a grey area for all but the simplistic cases.
Probably the most useful mindset with which to approach everything in life is that of the pure sceptic. And note I'm not here talking about cynics
and denialists that pass themselves off as septicemia but are more religious than the Catholics.
A true sceptic remembers that any belief can turn out wrong, or worse, not useful. So you practice being able to keep a whole closet full of paradigms
that you can switch at will in your mind and see what the world or specific issue looks like from that point of view.
The first thing this cures is the rampant fallacy that there are only 2 points of view (think of the definitions of liberal and conservative. The
assumption that those are the 2exclusive options is the real weapon of mass destruction).
The longer term payoff is when you realize that most people (excluding politicians, marketers and almost everyone when speaking to authority)
generally tell the truth exactly as they see it. And they generally share the same reality. The points of view and cultural filters is what induces
the differences. If you have a look at the subject at hand from all these points of view, correct for the context and assume they generally speak
their truth, you can start to figure out what is really going on in the middle. And it's very, very rarely reported accurately by any one witness.
This is the essence of fairness, justice, science and objectivity. The practice if awareness and meditation tends to be of immeasurable help.
If you are diligent and maybe a bit lucky in this quest, you may glimpse that the universe and the mind are both just well reflecting mirrors set up
as an exquisite amusement for the one consciousness with so many points of view.
But that is just my best guess at what is going on from my specific point of view. You will have to find your own evidence. If you find Proof, you are
either deluded or you have penetrated to the mathematics behind it all.