May 15, 2011

Can We Know the Truth?

All the information we have about ourselves and those around us comes from the analysis of data presented by our own senses, especially the five major senses named touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting. And analysis of these data is done is our brain, whose functionality is guided by a large collection of previous experiences. We already know that our senses got their own limitations. E.g., we can see only a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum(visible region), can hear only a limited range of vibrations(audio frequency) and number of smells we can distinguish also has got limits.
Now a fundamental question arises: Can we know the truth? How can we trust the information given by obviously flawed sense organs? Okay, let us take it for granted that experiments give results according to predictions. But these 'results' are also interpreted by the same flawed senses!
So there is no Absolute Truth. Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must be silent!

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