Truth

Truth is what the verifiable facts say it is. Truth lies in the direction that the evidence leads. If a person is presented with facts and evidence and still chooses not to believe the truth, or to pursue corroborative evidence, then he is no more than a shrew doomed to be the prey of con artist wolves and charlatan jackals.

If one is presented with truth based on verifiable evidence and fact and then chooses a position contrary to this position then any claims made on that argument are absolute nonsense. Any premise contrary to this truth must be false and subsequent argument is rendered moot.

In other words:

If one creates an entire belief system based on a false major premise then the entire belief system, no matter how staunchly defended, can be nothing more than utter nonsense.

Updated: November 6, 2009 — 3:58 am

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  1. Hence – faith…

  2. Definition of truth
    I have an issue with your definition of truth as “Truth is what the verifiable facts say it is”. If verification is not possible or evidence is absent, will it not be truth? For example, before the equipment to detect ultrasonic sound was invented, the fact of its existence could not be verified. Till recently, there was no evidence that there was water on the moon. Not just that, we were told that moon was bone-dry! Now, it is revealed that there is plenty of water on the moon.

    So, verification cannot be the criteria for establishment of truth. It may be criteria for including in the body of science. Until Galileo, it was established truth that the universe revolved around the earth!

    Now, I do not have a definition of truth to offer you. But, I am a seeker of truth. But how would I know iwhether it is truth if I do not have a definition? My conscience tells me.

    All the best
    Murali Chemuturi

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