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As one of the afore-mentioned library researchers in a past life, I'd like to make a bit of a defensive comment.

In a world where it is still possible to get a Ph. D. in Chaucer, it would seem your world is so entrenched as to need little defense.  Now if they start giving out Ph. Ds for learning to weld titanium a new way, then you might have something to worry about ;-)

There's just nothing to see in a discussion of the nature of truth.

Virtually ALL manifestations of truth can be seen and filmed.  For example, I happen to believe that Veblen's notion of conspicuous consumption is true.  And the reason I believe it is true, is because I can see multiple examples of it every day of my life.  I suppose there are forms of truth that do not leave behind visual evidence but I am hard pressed to think of any.


"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Mon May 28th, 2007 at 02:46:21 AM EST
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