Guillermo Uriarte Posted over 3 years ago Is truth relative? As Larry Davis stated, situations like this are resolved by persuasion and majority consensus. We encounter relative truths like this everyday. There is a lot of chaos in the universe and this does not keep it from perpetuating as it has for some 16 billion years. However, you are right, nothing can really be held ultimately true, it comes down to a matter or perception and the rules defined prior to defining the truth (rules which are also arbitrary).