June 05, 2013

The Persistence of Truth

Source: Antonu
I begin to despair of our ability to maintain our most precious talent: truth-seeking. It is as though a new world is being formed, populated by masses of gullible work-a-day folks and cadres of cynical charlatans misleading them. In this world
  • 'argumentation' is a process wherein you use words to intimidate, demoralize, or silence anyone who is in disagreement with you
  • a 'fact' is any story, whether true or false, that strengthens your 'argumentation'
  • 'logic' is any way of stringing these 'facts' together that strengthens your 'argumentation'
Yet, in the face of all this, truth yearns to be discovered, even bursting out when we try to squelch it.