What is truth?

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What is truth?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:46 pm

Pomona College Students Say There’s No Such Thing as Truth, 'Truth' Is a Tool of White Supremacy
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If the truth does not exist—if it is merely a construct—what's the point of attending university? What's the point of accruing knowledge? How is a liberal activist movement ever going to counter President Trump's ceaseless and worrying hostility toward basic facts if it rejects the existence of object reality?

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Re: What is truth?

Post by sparks » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:34 pm

Pomona college student Steve Shallow says.......

....nothing of interest.
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Re: What is truth?

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 pm

Those damn kids are on my lawn again.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: What is truth?

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 pm

THESE ARE NOT MY CRAYONS!!

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Re: What is truth?

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:35 pm

Lister is Truth.

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Re: What is truth?

Post by shemp » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:25 am

Somehow, I doubt that a handful of kids is going to redefine truth.
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Re: What is truth?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:57 am

shemp wrote:Somehow, I doubt that a handful of kids is going to redefine truth.
They are getting it from their professors, who in turn are getting it from a bunch of dead white males. Image
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Re: What is truth?

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:15 am

Contrary to his denial, I've come to think that Abdul is actually our board philosopher. :twisted:

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Re: What is truth?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:31 am

It is a song:

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I win.

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Re: What is truth?

Post by ed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:38 am

Witness wrote:Contrary to his denial, I've come to think that Abdul is actually our board philosopher. :twisted:
As Pillory is our bard. :D
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Re: What is truth?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:59 pm

Witness wrote:Contrary to his denial, I've come to think that Abdul is actually our board philosopher. :twisted:

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All I gotta say is, none of the black people I have known are Nietzscheans. :coolspecs:
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