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Q & A: What is truth?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
How can I be for sure that What goes through my mind can always be right about someone or something?
- Timothy Neely (age 17)
Wilkesville, Ohio USA
A:
You can't.   This is a tricky philosophical question that people have pondered from the time of Plato to Descartes to present day thinkers.  The mind is a very plastic collection of thoughts, beliefs and perceived events.  A single person can't determine the absolute truth of a particular thought or event.    In science we try to achieve a consensus of opinion by confronting our ideas with experimental verification, preferably by several independent people. 

LeeH



(published on 10/22/2007)

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