Max Planck - A Believer in General Discussions Posted April 27, 2013 Mine is the dictionary definition.A dictionary has no authority unless we give it authority.That's how it goes with everything. EVERYTHING is a popularity contest.I think that the basic assumption is that the universe is observable, and measurable. Without that basic assumption nothing makes sense. IE; That bus speedily coming towards us isn't really a bus. It is but a figment of our imagination. So it can't be coming towards us.And why does that not make sense? It's simply another perspective, that you dislike, right?Science is just a good way to test whether what we make sense of is real or not.That's begging the question. You don't know if what you observe is real for sure, so science can't determine it with absolute certainty.While we all see the world a little bit differently. IE; When I say the color green, chances are, we both will visualize slightly differently hues of green.And how do you know this? You know this because you assume the universe is interpretable and obvious.True they don't have to. But reality has a funny way of coming back and hitting them like that bus if they don't.Possibly, possibly not. But it's their choice still, isn't it?