Re: virus: TT and Absolute Truth

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 21:20:46 -0800 (PST)

> You are welcome to call it The Truth (or anything else you like) but I
> have trouble calling it The Truth for the simple reason it isn't true.
> It just is. Truth is not a property of objective reality, nor its
> properties, nor its consistent patterns.
> As far as I can tell, proponents of the Absolute Truth either have to
> show how a property (e.g. the speed of light) can be true, or they have
> to say that the Absolute Truth is unlike any other truth in that it
> isn't true. Are there any other options?
> --
> David McFadzean

How about 'What Is'? Also, you might consider the way programming
languages tend to deal with truth values of non-binary variables (i.e.,
not yes-or-no cases): anything not zero is a 'true'. Thus, anything in
existence is considered to be 'true'. And, yes, assuming this biscuit
does in fact exist, which is implied by the 'this', it is true. Since it
doesn't and is merely a forensic invention, this biscuit is false.