But all perceptions ARE subjective. How could they possibly be otherwise? There was a time not too long ago when the consensus, subjective,Joe Keenan wrote:If truth is determined by perception, if it's subjective, the electric universe is pointless to investigate, it's pointless to argue relativity is wrong, both would be just another subjective perception of reality, therefore correct for relativists. There is either truth which can be known, which is the purpose of the scientific method , or, assuming all perceptions are subjective, there is no point for science.
"scientific/religious" perception (read; fact/truth) was that the earth was both flat, and at the center of the universe. My, how our perceptions have changed in such a relatively short time! We have replaced one non-factual perception of the universe with another non-factual perception of a universe inhabited with all sorts of "dark" and scary hobgoblins. Incidentally, I don't see scientific methodology as being a pursuit of "truth" so much as "knowledge." The pursuit of knowledge can be a group effort, but "truths" are, essentially, personal judgments.
The scientific method of inquiry, observation and proof, embraces a rigidity designed to keep it clearly out of the realms of fear-driven superstitious belief systems. As I see it, one "church," with its own brand of evolving dogma, usurping the power of another, basically. Such is the nature of human constructs, I suppose.
Unfortunately, I see that very same "proof-oriented" rigidity as being, ultimately, hindering - something that the world's "fringe" physicists seem to already be coming up against. In other words, various un-provable (metaphysical) concepts are simply not allowed into the mix, while various other completely un-provable concepts are not only accepted, but vigorously promoted, because they help to further various agenda$$$. Anyway, this is drifting way off topic. . .
A Gaelic/Atlantean connection seems to be based on some pretty convincing criteria. But then, the same goes for several of the dozens of other locations all over the planet that people have claimed to be Atlantis. So, for now, I'm sticking with my subjectively-perceived metaphoric Atlantean interpretation.
And, yeah, it's entirely possible that I am misinformed, delusional, and/or completely out to lunch! I can live with that.