Tuesday, 11 September 2012

On the Primacy of Empirical Truth

Truth comes only (*) from testing oneself against Nature. Too often, our lives are spent; utterly wasted in a social discourse that has no grounding, no anchoring in any form of truth, but rather in meaningless social judgementalism: "x is good", "y is bad".

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(*) Covers both empiricism and rationalism - IMHO empirical truths are less "truthy" than rational truths, but infinitely more useful.

"In God we trust; all others must bring data" - W. Edwards Deming.