Truth. What is truth?
is truth a hitch hiker in the rain
apples on the ground
a beaver girdling a cottonwood
eating through corrogated bark
or is truth all question
or is truth all one
is truth composition
is truth all or none
is truth expression
and nothing else under the sun
is the true different than the true
what does it mean to 'truthify'
we know what it means to 'falsify'
a man is true or dumb
Is Sextus Empiricus correct:
"The true is said to differ from truth in three ways - in essence,
composition, and potency. In essence, since the true is incorporeal
[judgement and expression], while truth is a body [is a declaration of all
true things or knowledge].
In composition, because the true is a simple thing, as for example 'I
converse,' whereas truth is a compound of many true cognitions. In potency,
since truth depends on knowledge but the true does not altogether so depend.
Consequently, as they say, turth exists only in the good man, but the true
bad man as well; for it is possible for the bad man to utter something true."
>How about you defining truth - without using the word itself as its own
>'What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and
>anthropomorphisms-in short, a sum of human relations, which have been
>enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and
>which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people:
>truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they
>are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which
>have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.'
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The most popular vehicle in the world today is the bicycle. There are over
1.4 billion bicycles in service today, and only about 540 million cars. Far
more humans ride a bicycle every day than drive a car. Let's look at the
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