But what do you do when the two sources--subjective and objective--tell you contradictory things about Reality? That's the nub and the crux, to my mind. The best example I can think of is, sadly, not astronomical: Many Zen Buddhists believe that deep meditation connects them to an immanent cosmic unity of being, while neurophysiologists have found that deep meditation quiets the electrical activity in the area of the brain associated with a sense of self. Subjectively, mediyation validates a cosmic unity; objectively, meditation simply alters the activity of the brain.
I'm curious: If these two explanations were mutually exclusive (they're not, of course, but imagining that they were) then which would my fellow posters be most inclined to think was the truth of the matter?
(Dr. Phil, I PROMISE my next post on this thread will be astronomical through and through!)