29
JUL
2021

TRUTH

 

ART & ORGANISM

TRUTH and REALITY

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Vasil Woodland

 

Creation said:

“I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it.

It is the realization that they create their own reality.

The eagle said,

“Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.”

The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”

The salmon said,

“I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”

The Creator said, “No. They will go there, too.”

The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”

The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there.”

Grandmother who lives in the breast of Mother Earth,

and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said

“Put it inside of them.”

And the Creator said, “It is done.”~

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Is there a necessary relationship between reality and truth?

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

(Einstein)[ii]

and more specifically, 

 “In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain,

and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality.” [iii]

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see now gorgeous-trumps-everything/ THEN, A&O notes on REALITY TESTING,  then,  the annotated METANEXUS PRESENTATION on “the-natural-history-of-truth”/ 


[i] Picture from a Facebook post shared by Jennifer Janowizt (A&O 1985): source is likely https://www.religioustolerance.org/nataspir.htm   ~creation story from the Hopi Nation, Arizona 

[ii] a popular misquotation from a  letter Einstein wrote:  “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” From a letter of condolence to Michele Besso’s family (March 1955) following his death, as quoted in Disturbing the Universe (1979) by Freeman Dyson Ch. 17 “A Distant Mirror”, p. 193  similar in Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (2008), p. 540.

 [iii] In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality. (cited by Karl Popper  from Geometrie and Erfahrung (1921) pp. 3-4 link.springer.com as, The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge (2014) Tr. Andreas Pickel, Ed. Troels Eggers Hansen.  ALSO in Sidelights on Relativity (1922), translation by GB Jeffrey and W Perrett of “Äther und Relativitätstheorie” (Aether and Relativity Theory), a talk given on 5 May 1920 at the University of Leiden, and “Geometrie und Erfahrung” (Geometry and Experience), a lecture given at the Prussian Academy published in Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1921 (pt. 1), pp. 123–130:  Insofern sich die Sätze der Mathematik auf die Wirklichkeit beziehen, sind sie nicht sicher, und insofern sie sicher sind, beziehen sie sich nicht auf die Wirklichkeit.[1][2] 

 

 

[v] In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality. (cited by Karl Popper  from Geometrie and Erfahrung (1921) pp. 3-4 link.springer.com as, The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge (2014) Tr. Andreas Pickel, Ed. Troels Eggers Hansen.  ALSO in Sidelights on Relativity (1922), translation by GB Jeffrey and W Perrett of “Äther und Relativitätstheorie” (Aether and Relativity Theory), a talk given on 5 May 1920 at the University of Leiden, and “Geometrie und Erfahrung” (Geometry and Experience), a lecture given at the Prussian Academy published in Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1921 (pt. 1), pp. 123–130:  Insofern sich die Sätze der Mathematik auf die Wirklichkeit beziehen, sind sie nicht sicher, und insofern sie sicher sind, beziehen sie sich nicht auf die Wirklichkeit.[1][2]  (Translation: As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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