A young man stood up in a moving bus and threw a baseball at approximately 30 mph toward the rear exit. A man with a radar gun just happened to be sitting in a rear seat and officially clocked the 30 mph pitch. Is that accurate? Yes it is when you only consider the environment within the bus. But since the vehicle is moving at 70 mph in the opposite direction, would this affect the direction of travel as actually moving at 40 mph in that opposite direction with the bus travel? Once your awareness expands beyond the confines of the bus, the previous conclusion is proven wrong. A man outside the bus would easily see the thrown ball still moving in the direction of the bus. Would his idea of the ball’s velocity be the accurate one? It would be for an awareness that envelopes the outside reality. What if a satellite tracking device is planted in the baseball and then thrown. What information would the satellite provide if it was stationary in space above the equator and the bus was driving in the opposite direction of the earth’s rotation? That rotation is about 1000 mph. So both the observers in and outside the bus would be only accurate for their environment, but in error when the satellite information is examined, because they are both confined to an earthbound awareness. Now factor in the 67,000 mph rotation around the sun that all those linked to the earth’s orbit would not sense at all. Let our awareness expand to the reality that we are also orbiting around the center of the galaxy with our sun at over 87,000 light years per 200 million years. What is the direction and speed of that baseball now? If our awareness could incorporate the drift of our galaxy through intergalactic space, Does the drift of our galaxy affect the speed and direction of that baseball? Indeed.
Therefore, our assertions can be correct for that environment of awareness that we can comfortable grasp, and yet they are probably wrong on so many degrees of expanded awareness. It seems then that the only way that we can escape this tendency toward error is to have complete and infinite awareness on both the macro- and microcosmic levels. What if an infinite being relayed the accurate, absolute truth to us? Our understanding would still be impeded by our finite capacities. To have an error free discussion of reality, both speaker and listener must possess this infinite awareness.
This is the conclusion that I derive from once I consider mine and everyone’s limited awareness: Everyone of us is Finitely Correct and Infinitely Wrong. Even though we cannot possess the Truth, we can work on getting an ever tighter orbit around it. In the process of doing so, we should listen to and observe one another. We are all in this together.