Submissions:2016/Elucidation of the Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth
Parmenides, some 2500 years ago or so, made clear for the benefit of humankind that the Truth can be known, that untruth can be discerned, that what is true cannot be made to be untrue, and that what is untrue cannot be made to be true.
- Elucidation of the Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth
- The exposition of objective truth, not subjective truth, and certainly not the education of others as to what the truth is. We all know what the truth is, but here is a quote or a few, to help solidify the concept; Truth will ever be unpalatable to those who are determined not to relinquish error. E. W. Montagu, p. 604. Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), and, All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole truth.
Sri Aurobindo, (23 October 1929), and, Truth is strong enough to overcome all human sophistries. Aeschines, Timarchum, 84 (107), and, Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. Richard Bach, There's No Such Place As Far Away (1978), and, Truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favour. Pope Benedict XVI, In Address to the International Diplomats (18 March 2006), and, The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world — and the most dangerous. James Clavell, in his screenplay The Fly (1958), based on the short story by George Langelaan, and, If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things. René Descartes, Discours de la Methode, and, Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated. Albert Einstein, in "My Credo", a speech to the German League of Human Rights, Berlin (Autumn 1932), as published in Einstein: A Life in Science (1994) by Michael White and John Gribbin, p. 262, and, Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained. Mahatma Gandhi, Young India 1924-1926 (1927), p. 1285, and, It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689), Book IV, Ch. 7, sec. 11. and hundreds more.
- Academic Peer Review option
- Yes...Peer review the hell out of it (since hell only exists between the ears of 'believers', this isn't saying much). Peer review is a true necessity for individuals to ascertain the truth.
- Type of submission
- I do not know that I am a good enough speaker to pull off a presentation, so, a workshop or panel would do nicely.
- Stephen Kirby, and all the quoters included herein.
- E-mail address
- Stephen Kirby
- The Anomalous Order of Truth Seekers (I just made that up.)
- Truth IS, regardless of whatever BS you, or I, or another entity or individual thinks, says, writes, rules, and/or does, to infer differently. The Whole Truth IS. It is that simple.
- Length of presentation
- 30-75 minutes
- Special schedule requests
- any day works for me
- Preferred room size
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