RE: virus: accurate statements vs The Absolute Truth

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 16:11:52 -0800

Richard wrote:
>Jason McV wrote:
>>I was trying to say that OR and AT
>>come as a set. Objective reality has objective, true properties.
>>For instance, objective reality has the property that the speed
>>of light in a vaccuum is constant and equal to c. I'd like to
>>call those true properties, not my imperfect statement of them,
>>Absolute Truth. Then, when I make a statement such as the speed
>>of light is 3E8 m/s, the truth of the statement can be compared
>>to the relevent part of the AT. I suppose I could also say that
>>it could be compared to OR, but that seems cumbersome in other
>>cases, such as the one below.
>You have indeed stuck your finger in the hole in the dike.
>There are no "objective, true properties." Just workable hypotheses.

After all this discussion about AT, OR, TT here He comes who knows
the truth: OR does not exist.

Richard, what do YOU call TT, if I may ask ?

>>Unless the objection is that a
>>statement can't be absolutely true (and hence it can't be true)
>>because all statements are imperfect due to imperfect language,
>>non-sufficient qualification, incomplete description and so on. I
>>think this is the strongest case to be made and I essentially
>>agree. I have tried to define my way around that (see above) in
>>the interest retaining the term Absolute Truth (and hence truth)
>>to make discussion less cumbersome.
>Almost. Language isn't imperfect; it's constructed. It's not simply an
>approximation; it's an editorial. You can never have a one-to-one
>correspondence with Objective Reality in language; language is

Jason, you will never be able to understand Level-3!
Unless... you go to Seattle and the Guru personally infects you.
The last chance Space Shuttle to Level-3 is leaving in a few hours!
Second thought: you may be already on your way...

Tad Niwinski from TeTa where people grow
The Level-3 Hypocrisy Virus (L3HV) is threatening you and your children!
Protect yourself: never talk to an infected person without a condom!