TRUTH

~ P-MNBP-W-N ~ Plurality – Must Never Be Posited – Without – Necessity ~ William of Occam ~ Sentences Of Peter Lombard ~ 1495

~ WE-IIITKAC ~ Without Experience – It Is Impossible To Know Anything Completely ~ Roger Bacon ~ Opus Majus ~ 1267

~ J-DOP-P ~ Jesters – Do Oft Prove – Prophets ~ William Shakespeare ~ King Lear ~ 1605

~ SM ~ Scientific Method ~ Francis Bacon ~ Novum Organum ~ 1620

~ PRAE ~ Proper Rejections And Exclusions ~ Francis Bacon ~ Noavum Organum ~ 1620

~ T-DAD-O-SAA-MAN-B-PRAE-AT-AASNON-CTACOTAI ~ The – Discovery And Demonstration – Of – Sciences And Arts – Must Analyse Nature – By – Proper Rejections And Exclusions – And Then – After A Sufficient Number Of Negatives – Come To A Conclusion On The Affirmative Instances ~ Francis Bacon ~ Noavum Organum ~ 1620

~ EMNBMBN ~ Entities Must Not Be Multiplied Beyond Necessity ~ John Punch ~ Commentary On John Duns Scotus’s Opus Oxoniense ~ 1639

~ FFATTCLAI ~ Falsehood Flies And The Truth Comes Limping After It ~ Jonathan Swift ~ The Examiner ~ XIV ~ [Newspaper] ~ 09-11-1710

~ HTIMB-IIIN-F-F-A-F-D-IWBHAA-DD-NA-LT ~ However True It May Be – If It Is Not – Fully – Frequently – And – Fearlessly – Discussed – It Will Be Held As A – Dead Dogma – Not A – Living Truth ~ John Stuart Mill ~ On Liberty ~ 1859

~ TCBNLFACWLTMBWTDL ~ There Can Be No Liberty For A Community Which Lacks The Means By Which To Detect Lies ~ Walter Lippmann ~ Liberty And The News ~ 1920

~ PAUB ~ Pure And Uncontaminated Bunk ~ Sinclair Lewis ~ Elmer Gantry ~ 1927

~ PR ~ Public Relations ~ Edward Bernays ~ Propaganda ~ 1928

~ TMINTT ~ The Map Is Not The Territory ~ Alfred Korzybski ~ Science And Sanity ~ 1933

~ NIMDTAI-WIITOOYH ~ Nothing Is More Dangerous Than An Idea – When It Is The Only One You Have ~ Emile Chartier ~ Propos Sur Le Religion No. 74 ~ 1938

~ PWFTAF-A-TWFOTBTBT ~ People Wanted – Fairy Tales And Fabrications – And – They Were Fond Of The Blindness They Blundered Through ~ Vladimir Bartol ~ Alamut ~ 1938

~ MH ~ Memory Hole ~ George Orwell ~ 1984 ~ 1948

~ RCT ~ Randomized Controlled Trial ~ Austin Bradford Hill ~ Streptomycin Treatment Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis ~ 1948

~ MP-DTIAWRAAT-TBTW-NMHA-A-DNPOTBDBIHESTBALA ~ Mass Propaganda – Discovered That Its Audience Was Ready At All Times – To Believe The Worst – No Matter How Absurd – And – Did Not Particularity Object To Being Deceived Because It Held Every Statement To Be A Lie Anyhow ~ Hannah Arendt ~ The Origins Of Totalitarianism ~ 1951

~ LTTQF-BIIVITUTQ-ANJWFAA ~ Listen To The Question First – Because It Is Very Important To Understand The Question – And – Not Just Wait For An Answer ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~ Think On These Things ~ 1964

~ TSOTS-WTCCIIAWOIOM ~ The Society Of The Spectacle – Where The Commodity Contemplates Itself In A World Of Its Own Making ~ Guy Debord ~ The Society Of The Spectacle ~ 1967

~ CANAP ~ Conclusions Are Not Always Pleasant ~ Helen Keller ~ Jonathan Kozol ~ The Night Is Dark And I Am Far From Home ~ 1975

~ WWHIWOIYASL? ~ What Would Happen If Every One In Your Situation Lied? – Sissela Bok ~ Lying ~ 1978

~ CH ~ Consensual Hallucinations ~ William Gibson ~ Neuromancer ~ 1984

~ WPS-‘WMBS’-YCTI-TAATDSC-A-ITA-‘WMBR’-TMTAGTMMOOI ~ Whenever People Say – “We Mustn’t Be Sentimental” – You Can Take It – They Are About To Do Something Cruel – And – If They Add – “We Must Be Realistic” – They Mean They Are Going To Make Money Out Of It ~ Brigid Brophy ~ [Quote] ~ Spiritual Ecology ~ Jim Nollman ~ 1990

~ EC-REP ~ Extraordinary Claims – Require Extraordinary Proof ~ Carl Sagan ~ Cosmos ~ 1990

~ QF ~ Quantum Flapdoodle ~ Murray Gell-Mann ~ The Quark and the Jaguar ~ 1994

~ TEWWWDAD-ADADTO-TWHDOD-IR ~ The Ease With Which We Deny And Dissemble – And Deny And Dissemble To Ourselves – That We Have Denied Or Dissembled – Is Remarkable ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Vital Lies – Simple Truths ~ 1996

~ AK-IH-TE-PIFTU ~ Already Knowing – Is How – The Ego – Protects Itself From – The Unknown ~ Andrew Cohen ~ Embracing Heaven & Earth ~ 2000

~ AL-GIHD-I-TPFRTK ~ A Lie – Grounded In Human Desire – Is – Too Powerful For Reason To Kill ~ David Horowitz ~ The Art Of Political War And Other Radical Pursuits ~ 2000

~ TSOOEWMAATTOOATTCAOW ~ The Saturation Of Our Environment With Media And Advertising Threatens To Overwhelm Our Ability To Think Critically About Our World ~ Joseph Heath ~ The Efficient Society ~ 2001

~ TMBGIITFTNTP ~ There May Be Great Information In The Fact That Nothing Took Place ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ TBL-DNS-SLAIINO ~ The Big Lie – Does Not Stop – So Long As It Is Not Opposed ~ John McMurtry ~ Value Wars ~ 2002

~ MOO-CM-WIB-GA-O-PC-F-QS-US-S-P ~ Many Of Our – Cherished Myths – Were Invented By – Government Agencies – Or – Private Corporations – For – Quite Specific – Usually Self-Serving – Purposes ~ Daniel Francis ~ National Dreams ~ 2002

~ ER ~ Embrace Reality ~ Sandy Hotchkiss ~ Why Is It Always About You? ~ 2003

~ I-TM-DAW-TG-TMIW ~ If – The Map – Doesn’t Agree With – The Ground – The Map Is Wrong ~ Gordon Livingston ~ Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart ~ 2004

~ TMDWH-TMLWATDII ~ The More Data We Have – The More Likely We Are To Drown In It ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2004

~ FAOCW ~ Falsehoods Are Often Conventional Wisdom ~ Cass Sunstein ~ Infotopia ~ 2006

~ WO-IEME-TM-APOTWTAVWR ~ We Often – Invest Enormous Mental Energy – To Maintain – A Perspective On The World That’s At Variance With Reality ~ Thomas Homer-Dixon ~ The Upside Of Down ~ 2006

~ WDWFR? ~ Why Don’t We Face Reality? ~ Thomas Homer-Dixon ~ The Upside Of Down ~ 2006

~ SM-I-I-UA-B-‘TM’-WP-DBOOC~ Scientific Method – Itself – Is – Under Attack – By – “Truth Managers” – Who Prefer – Decisions Based On Other Criteria ~ Alvin Toffler + Heidi Toffler ~ Revolutionary Wealth ~ 2006

~ TLAFISIUL ~ The Least Acknowledged Factor In Success Is Undoubtedly Luck ~ John Mighton ~ The End Of Ignorance ~ 2007

~ C&C ~ Charlatans And Cranks ~ Jonathan Chait ~ The Big Con ~ 2007

~ TRTR ~ The Road To Reality ~ Mark Buchanan ~ The Social Atom ~ 2007

~ DWYAMYIOWYWTB? ~ Does Who You Are Match Your Idea Of Who You Want To Be? ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ WRDCTBOOU ~ We Really Do Come To Believe Our Own Untruths ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes ~ 2009

~ AL-TS-APBS-WS-POI-F ~ A Lie – That Serves – A Popular Belief System – Will Survive – Proof Of Its – Fraudulence ~ Michael Baigent ~ Racing Toward Armageddon ~ 2009

~ D-IA-V-A-VAC ~ Denialism – Is A – Virus – And – Viruses Are Contagious ~ Michael Spector ~ Denialism ~ 2009

~ TA-OC-IT-TWNIIFF-TWIIFT ~ The Answer – Of Course – Is That – They Were Not Interested In Finding Facts – They Were Interested In Fighting Them ~ Naomi Oreskes + Erik Conway ~ Merchants Of Doubt ~ 2010

~ NOS ~ Nonsense On Stilts ~ Massimo Pigliucci ~ Nonsense On Stilts ~ 2010

~ IWWTKWTWRLL-WHTUHFSASOVOI ~ If We Want To Know What The World Really Looks Like – We Have To Understand How Filters Shape And Skew Our View Of It ~ Li Pariser ~ The Filter Bubble ~ 2011

~ DIAS-R-OYMTFD-YTTCTI:YW-D-DTD-DT-ASO ~ Denial Is Also Self-Reinforcing – Once You Make The First Denial – You Tend To Commit To It: You Will – Deny – Deny The Denial – Deny That – And So On ~ Robert Trivers ~ The Folly Of Fools ~ 2011

~ SPGPAVGDOM-T-DBS ~ Some People Get Paid A Very Great Deal Of Money – To – Deny Basic Science ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ OOTDB-S-A-P-IS-SATRIDL ~ One Of The Differences Between – Science – And – Pseudoscience – Is That – Science Accepts The Results It Doesn’t Like ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ NT-SA-TF ~ Nice Theory – Shame About – The Facts ~ Fred Pearce ~ The Land Grabbers ~ 2012

~ N-W-H ~ Nonsense-With-Headlines ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb ~ Antifragile ~ 2012

~ TFLATEOTU ~ The Free Lunch At The End Of The Universe ~ Lawrence Krauss ~ A Universe From Nothing ~ 2012

~ WDN-TT-WH-TL ~ We Don’t Need – The Truth – We Have – The Legend ~ Thomas King ~ The Inconvenient Indian ~ 2012

~ OR ~ Occupy Reality ~ Douglas Rushkoff ~ Present Shock ~ 2013

~ PR ~ Presentist Reality ~ Douglas Rushkoff ~ Present Shock ~ 2013

~ RIAPOMH ~ Reality Is A Plague On Many Houses ~ Charles Calomiris + Stephen Haber ~ Fragile By Design ~ 2014

~ YNKYAIPUYTTD ~ You Never Know You Are In Prison Unless You Try The Door ~ Joe Bageant ~ Deer Hunting With Jesus ~ 2015

~ TTIOAAU-ASATPWTI ~ The Truth Is Often Awkward And Unwelcome – And – So Are The People Who Tell It ~ Kevin Ashton ~ How To Fly A Horse ~ 2015

~ TGSD-W-TDOI ~ The Greatest Scientific Discovery – Was – The Discovery Of Ignorance ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ PBND ~ Platitudes But No Data ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ M-W ~ Math-Washed ~ Virginia Eubanks ~ Automating Inequality ~ 2017

~ TOKEMTBBBI ~ They Only Knew Enough Math To Be Blinded By It ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2017

~ AEIOTINAEIE ~ An Expert In One Thing Is Not An Expert In Everything ~ Guy Harrison ~ Think Before You Like ~ 2017

~ IPDKHITA ~ Ignorant People Don’t Know How Ignorant They Are ~ Steven Sloman + Philip Fernbach ~ The Knowledge Illusion ~ 2017

~ MN-TOOTA-SBNTNP ~ Magic Numbers – Taken Out Of Thin Air – Supported By Neither Theory Nor Practice ~ Mariana Mazzucato ~ The Value Of Everything ~ 2018

~ WEBOESWE ~ We’re Experts Because Other Experts Say We’re Experts ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ A-WOLL-S-R-R-R-LNOPD ~ Also – When Our Leaders Lie – Sometimes – Really – Really – Really – Large Numbers Of People Die ~ Tom Phillips ~ Truth ~ 2020