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I think it important to remember when virtuous philosophic doubt about the truthfulness or accuracy of a statement was justified.  Not so long ago, there was very little accurate info about the world.

I get the feeling that most of the heavy breathing about relativity, uncertainty, etc. is an archaic thinking not unlike a belief that all portraits must be painted in oils.

In the past 300 years, the amount of human knowledge that has achieved near-certain status has exploded.  Yet we still discuss the very concept of truth using 3000 year-old terminology.  We still teach Aristotelian logic, for goodness sakes.

The only interesting attribute about the truth is that it is true.  Now that there is so much of it, I believe it time to re-evaluate how we think about the subject.  And I certainly believe that the subject of truth is too important to be left to philosophers and theologians.


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by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 01:54:29 AM EST
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