Thought that the experiments are “facts” in the sense that they have a “real life” correlate in the form of electro-chemical activity in the brain. It is quite obvious that they do not relate to facts “out there” and that they are not true statements.
But do they lack truth, just because they do not relate to facts? How are Truth and Fact interrelated?
One answer is that Truth pertains to the possibility that an event will occur. If true – it must occur and if false – it cannot occur. This is a binary world of extreme existential conditions. Do all possible events occur? Of course – not. If they do not occur would they still be true? Must a statement have a real life correlate – to be true?
Instinctively, the answer you would have – is yes. We cannot conceive of a thought divorced from brainwaves. A statement remaining a mere potential seems to exist only in the “land” between truth and falsity. It becomes true only by materializing, by occurring, or by matching up with real life. If we could prove that it will never do so, we would have felt justified in classifying it as false. This is the outgrowth of millennia of concrete Aristotelian logic. Logical statements talk about the world and if a statement cannot be shown to relate directly to the world, it is not true.
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You may have heard that things get weird at a miniature scale.
Zoom in on any material with a microscope and you will see that it is made of tiny atoms made up of electrons and protons, and that it pretty much follows what you know from science.
Weird yes, but not all that shocking.
“Everything should be kept as simple as possible, but no simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein