Re: Science is about Truth

J. R. Molloy (
Fri, 1 May 1998 16:33:29 -0700

From: Ian Goddard <>
> Truth simply is the physical
reality, true
> knowledge is knowledge that has a
> relation with the physical reality.
To say
> X is true is to say that X exists or
> it models existence accurately.
> is about truth because it is about
> physical universe and learning its
> laws, principles, and structure.

Okay, now we have:

Truth = Physical Reality

So, if you seek the ultimate truth, that
equates to: you seek the physical
reality. But since /you/ constitute part
of the physical reality, knowing
yourself equals knowing the truth.
Consequently, knowing the truth
correlates to knowing yourself.
Furthermore, "the truth will make you
free" parallels "you will make you free"
or "physical reality will make you
free." Well, no one has called me "free"
lately, but I like to think of myself as
/reasonable/, if not really inexpensive.

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--Brooke Shields, during an interview to
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