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Nothing is Absolute

After the discussion Monday night I was very pleased with the arguments that had accrued. It seems that a lot of people did not see how our reality or what we perceive as reality is not really there. If our mind fills in the spots where we would usually have a black hole and different species on the planet see color in different ways who am I or you to say that our way of seeing it is better than someone else way of seeing the same object or color.
This discussion does have practical meaning for scientist because in order to get things less wrong we as scientist must understanding that nothing is absolute. This is because as we discussed in class if something was absolute and irrefutable than there is no need for science at that point. There is no need for science at all if everything had been figured out and solved thus the goal of trying to figure something out in a better way is the motivation of all scientists.

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