According to relativism, Life, the Universe and Everything is relative. Relativism is the exact opposite of objectivism, another theory which says that everything is objective. However, the astute reader might have noticed that both of these theories are based on personal opinions. The only logical conclusion is that relativism is in fact, objectivism, which makes this article useless. Some people believe that relativism has nothing to do with philosophy, and is, in reality an astronomic theory.
The Origin of Relativism
It is well known that relativism is old, but there are varying opinions on exactly how old it is. In fact there are also varying opinions on exactly how many varying opinions there are. Some think that it was created by the sophists of ancient Greece, while there are others who believe it is even older than that, and others yet who are of the opinion that it was invented in more recent times.
Theory of Relativity
Supporters of the Young Relativism, or Relativity theory, state that it was formulated in 1915 by philosopher Albert Einstein, with his famous equation: However, due to the relative nature of relativity, this has often been misinterpreted as a physical formula, in which E indicates energy, m indicates mass and c indicates the speed of light, which is why Einstein was mistaken for a scientist. In reality the letters in the formula could stand for something else, depending on the interpretation.
Explanation of the Theory of Relativity ()
Obviously, each letter in the equation stands for something:
- E = Everything
- m = Mostly
- c = Comparative/Confrontable (Experts haven't been able to agree on what c stands for due to differing opinions).
Therefore, means that Everything is mostly comparative/confrontable, squared. Why the squared? Because to confront or compare something, two differing views are necessary, and therefore c is multiplied by itsself. c cannot be added to itsself because the two different views are opposite, which means that we would have: which would become or , although this interpretation of the formula, Everything = Nothing has been accepted by some people. Neither can c be multiplied by 2, because, we would still end up with .