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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on April 9, 2002 19:26:10 UTC


Be careful when putting forth absolutes!

***** Harv:
How do you know truth is definite? If it turned out that reality cannot be perfectly described, then how can it be definite (i.e., there exists no algorithm which can perfectly describe reality).

What I would ask is, what does the truth have to do with your description of reality. That relationship is very specific. If your description of reality changes than it certainly was not true before it changed! So it is a defined characteristic of "truth" that it does not change! Now, that seems to indicate that "truth" can never be found; but does it really? I say that complete truth will never be found but there exists no proof that no speck of truth can be found. In fact I would say there are a lot of "limited" truths to be discovered and cataloged. Logic itself, given the axioms required, can otherwise be regarded as true (that is what "proof" is all about).

Have fun -- Dick

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