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Lie to Me

In by Michael on November 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

Truth infinite. It takes an infinitely long book to truthfully describe the complete detail of a nanonsecond-long slice of the universe.

All of our perceived reality is an interwoven system of agreed upon abstractions of this infinite truth. We use abstractions because we understand them and we can’t grasp the infinite. Good storytellers create abstractions that others find agreeable. Scientists are storytellers the same as writers. They decide what to leave out, what to leave in, they editorialize, they work within the confines of language. These abstractions are not facts; they are summarizations and they are abstractions of infinite truth.

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