Frame of reference

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A frame of reference is a system used to identify an object knowing that different frames of reference can be used each with varying degrees of utility. Some of these are: the Relative frame of reference, the Intrinsic frame of reference, and the Absolute frame of reference. Each frame of reference can be associated with distinct linguistic expressions.[1]

Partial, incomplete, and evolving intellects would be helpless in an infinite universe, would be unable to form the first rational thought pattern, were it not for the innate ability of all mind, high or low, to form a universe frame in which to think. If mind cannot fathom conclusions, if it cannot penetrate to true origins, then will such mind unfailingly postulate conclusions and invent origins that it may have a means of logical thought within the frame of these mind-created postulates. And while such universe frames for thought are indispensable to rational intellectual operations, they are, without exception, erroneous to a greater or lesser degree.

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Conceptual frames of the universe are only relatively true; they are serviceable scaffolding which must eventually give way before the expansions of enlarging cosmic comprehension. The understandings of truth, beauty, and goodness, morality, ethics, duty, love, divinity, origin, existence, purpose, destiny, time, space, even Deity, are only relatively true. God is always much, much more. Man must think in a mortal universe frame, but that does not mean that he cannot envision other and higher frames within which thought can take place.[2]