posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:34 AM
The way I see it is that science is like a model of the local universe. The local universe might be our body, our family, our tribe, a group of
tribes, a country, a continent, a world, a solar system, a galaxy, the sub-atomic scale, the quantum scale, etc. The local universe expands outward
and inward as our measurement devices improve and calculations improve. As our local universe expands, our theories grow to accommodate them. All
seems to make sense at each stage.
If you take the scientific model from 2000 years ago and apply it in today's world it'll fail miserably. It fails so bad we can barely call it
science. However, it was the best they had back then and it did its job considering the limitations of their measurements and knowledge. Today's
theories similarly work with reaffirming accuracy. However, as we go into the future we will discover greater realities and our theories will have to
be tweaked to keep pace. It's just the way things are.
Note that this creates a false sense of knowing in each generation. Because the theories so well fit the established reality, it creates the illusion
that there's little more to know. This is not to say that what we know isn't important, but rather to say it's relatively
The mistake people make is assuming science started in 1700 or 1800 or 1900 and that it never existed before that date. This is just untrue.
Rationalizing wasn't recently invented!! We've always been doing it. We just have cruder and cruder methods of resolving our environment. As we go
into the future, the methods become more and more refined as our local universe grows.
What I'm saying is our theories are the closest thing to the truth right now. This is true only for the local universe that we've observed and
measured with some confidence.
Local universe can be thought of as time & space and whatever other dimensions there're. Just factor into it our ability to measure with some
confidence to determine what it's.
edit on 6-1-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)