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Three Kinds of Truth

April 10, 2015 , , ,

iris only looks up

iris only looks up

There are three separate kinds of truth in the world:
Empirical has backing of indisputable evidence, proven fact
Cultural is believed by everyone in our group without question
Rhetorical is instilled through language, debated into being

iris only looks up

iris only looks up

These tributaries of veracity flow from different mountains:
Facts fall vertically from the highest peaks of observed reality
Tribal beliefs are instilled from birth with social hill climbing
The waterfall of rhetoric is loud and impressively massive

iris only looks up

iris only looks up

Politicians are dealers in rhetoric designed to sway opinions
Cultures have blind spots that obscure parts of the total picture
Empirical truth is obvious, amplifying proof, ignoring prejudice
The well of pure truth will quench your thirst only if you draw from it

NaPoWriMo 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015

Ride the poetry train with some very creative and witty folk here during the month of April.

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Pontius Pilate: “What is Truth?”

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Frederick Edward rehfeldt

April 10, 2015

I deem it an honour that you used one of my articles on truth as a template for yours. Thank you.

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Brigitte Kobi

April 11, 2015

I think about it all the time…it is central to understanding humans…

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Pamela Morse

April 11, 2015

Pilate famously replied, “What is truth?” (“Quid est veritas?”) (John 18:38)…

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Frederick Edward rehfeldt

April 11, 2015

I love this poem .. it’s truth and yet it clarifies. The photos are simply gorgeous. To have your garden.. would be wonderous

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 13, 2015

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