## Truth

Truth cannot be declared.

All one may express is one’s own opinion, for truth is relative and never absolute.

The degree of truth depends on the consistency among the considerations that one holds.

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• Chris Thompson  On July 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I can think of a couple of consistent considerations about this. The first is as you state, that truth can never be declared. And so just like unknowable, truth is, well, er, uh, unknowable!

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• vinaire  On July 5, 2013 at 11:59 AM

#1 – Lie is a cooperative act… Power of the lie emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.

#2 – We are against lying… but we are covertly for it.

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• Chris Thompson  On July 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

One more example would be the calculus of speed vs location. It is said that we cannot accuratelly discern both the velocity and location at any moment. However, if we nail a precise enough location, give enough information, then the speed can be established, which would be zero. On the one hand, if we look at an abstraction from some small distance, we see the theater. If we look closely, we begin to abstract the processes themselves. BUT if we look very very closely, we can get an answer for the original question about the original abstraction, which in this case the rate of speed is zero or unchanged.

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• Chris Thompson  On July 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Another consistent view of this is mathematically. Life and existence is irrational. But that irrationality may be stopped at any point and the relative truth CAN be known. Such as the 15th place of Pi. It can be known. We just have to condition our questions and not make them into paradoxes, riddles, and generally disingenuous. If we ask a closed ended question, then we can get an absolute answer. But if we ask what I call a disingenuous question such as what is the sum total of the ever changing everything, then we have simply been disingenuous.

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• vinaire  On July 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM

dis·in·gen·u·ous [dis-in-jen-yoo-uhs]
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere: Her excuse was rather disingenuous.

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in·gen·u·ous [in-jen-yoo-uhs]
1. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
2. artless; innocent; naive.
3. Obsolete . honorable or noble.
Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin ingenuus native, free-born, honorable, frank, equivalent to in- in-2 + gen- (base of gignere; see ingenious) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous

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• vinaire  On November 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM

For me, there is no absolute truth. All truth is relative. I call it consistency. So, consistency means relative truth.

For me, there is no absolute falsehood. All falsehood is relative. I call it inconsistency. So, inconsistency means relative falsehood.

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