Saturday, September 5, 2009

How bright is that light?

Here's a philosophical riddle for you to ponder: If more people see a light, does that make the light brighter? Or is the brightness of the light an objective measurement that's entirely separate from who might be looking at it?

Along the same lines, if more people agree with your side of an argument, does that make you more right? Or is the rightness of a statement an objective fact, entirely separate from what people think about it?