Tag Archives: Truth

Timely vis-a-vis Expedient

“Timely” does not allow “expediency”. (Author Unknown) An interesting statement!  Is it an absolute, a propositional maxim, or situational?  I am deeply concerned about situational ethics.  The quote addresses a facet of that problem.   After ruminating on it, I decided to … Continue reading

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Pluralism vs. Relativism and Opportunism vs. Sacrifice

“Pluralism marks the moment in history when despair and private obsession replace culture.”             Leon Krier The other day on Facebook (December 16, 2010), Nassem Nicholas Taleb catalyzed a revealing and depressing discussion (as I am confident was his intent … Continue reading

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Known, Expected and Unprepared

Status Quo Known, expected and yet still unprepared!  Is that you?  Be truthful with yourself!  That state of affairs is true of all of us and the communities within which we live – from “family-size” to “world-wide”  Society certainly seems … Continue reading

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Cynicism versus Realism

Previous posts in this series addressed “True Tales of the Legendary Past” (linked at http://wp.me/pVUDj-7E ), followed by “Legendary Tales of the True Past” ( http://wp.me/pVUDj-CU ), and then “Smoke and Mirrors” (at http://wp.me/pVUDj-Dt ).  This post will challenge you to search for the truth, a challenge that will involve normal … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

Following up on the previous post in this series, “Legendary Tales of the True Past” (you can catch it at  http://wp.me/pVUDj-CU ), this post touches a toe into the murky pond of “spin”, as the political commentators call the most innocent … Continue reading

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Legendary Tales of the True Past

RenaissanceRules looked into “True Tales of the Legendary Past” in the last post.  You are invited to link to and read that post at http://wp.me/pVUDj-7E .  Now, a look into a corollary, or even inverse, phenomena, “Legendary Tales of the True Past”.  As those … Continue reading

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True Tales of the Legendary Past

The hypotheses and opinions of contemporary historians, scientists, mathematicians, politicians and “prognosticators” are too often accepted as fact without further inquiry.  “Your presence in the blind acceptance pool is required” is the message of the day.  Popular pundits make prediction … Continue reading

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