For the challenge this week, I thought I’d take a quote from the video Brett posted yesterday of his conversation with a man on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
When asked to define truth, the man responded:
Truth is something that can be empirically shown to be the best guess that we have.
Stepping away from the context of the video and how this particular man further explained his view, let’s take this quote by itself. If your friend made the claim that we can only call something “true” if we’ve scientifically tested it, and all other untestable claims about things are merely subjective opinions, how would you respond?
What questions could you ask to help him clarify his view? What counterexamples could you offer that he might not have considered before? What definition of truth would you offer for his consideration? How would you defend that definition? Respond as much or as little as you like–we want to hear from you! As usual, Brett’s video with this week’s training will be up on Thursday.