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Emergent day to you. 2010-04-22 is my knowmad birthday. Think I understood the word. More to emerge.
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    Things are not what they seem. Nor are they otherwise.



    “I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.“
    Could a 21st century knowmad take that oath?
    Truth is no longer carved in stone, or written in ink
    it flickers and flashes at the speed of light.
    “I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.”
    - McLuhan

    Our courtrooms and governments, schools and churches
    all grew out of the truth of clocks and tidy rows of text
    the truth of assembly lines
    and butterflies pinned down in glass cases.

    But a new kind of truth is emerging from the logic of the net
    and it defies all logic.
    This is the truth of ecology and relationship
    the truth of hip hop and electricity
    and bodies dancing.
    In this web of instant information, truth is no longer a chain of facts but a collision of contradictions and co-incidences.

    Reason and logic have given way to image and emotion
    and truth has once again begun to unravel like a Zen poem.

    Things are not what they seem.
    Nor are they otherwise.
    - Lankavatara Sutra

    To which I bow in reverence, yet feel inclined to add:

    I acknowledge truth is relative and context matters.
    When you have evidence and facts - the victim and the blood,
    the suspect in fear, what will we hear?
    "The truth"? The suspect's truth? Our prejudice? Or something in between?

    Truth to me is akin to reality. In the end, based on agreement.

    Would you agree?

    Image: Monad to infinity, by CoCreatr, (i) inspired by Venessa and by Catherine Beyer

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    Fast T     Mon, Jun 7, 2010  Permanent link

    Truth is a matter of the imagination

    I'll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination. The soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling: like the singular organic jewel of our seas, which grows brighter as one woman wears it and, worn by another, dulls and goes to dust. Facts are no more solid, coherent, round, and real than pearls are. But both are sensitive.

    Ursula K. LeGuin / The Left Hand of Darkness
    CoCreatr     Mon, Jun 7, 2010  Permanent link
    True, Fast T. Imagination matters, it is among the strongest realities of ours.

    shiftctrlesc     Mon, Jun 7, 2010  Permanent link
    "Truth to me is akin to reality, In the end, based on agreement.
    Would you agree?"

    A resounding yes.

    "A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
    A dream you dream together is reality."
    - Lennon

    CoCreatr     Mon, Jun 7, 2010  Permanent link
    Oh, you here ... small world ... We seem to agree. Thank you.