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Artifacts of Truth are All Around Us


Anything and everything is an artifact of truth.


Over time, human socieites have established systems to understand the world, to help separate what is called truth from what is called falsity.  These systems are bound by cultures, mentalities, by the context of the societies themselves.  Interestingly, these systems are modified by new experiences.  The interpretation of an object or idea in the world through a lens of truth makes the object or idea an "artifact of truth":


For your stimulation and enjoyment, three artifacts of truth are presented above.  Here are some questions to think about as you look at these artifacts:


1 - How can anyone know whether the arrowhead in the left image is in fact an arrowhead and how old it really may be?  For added fun, how can the methods of knowing truth themselves be verified?


2 - What famous historical event in U.S. History do you think the artist has painted in the middle panel?  How do you know?  In what way is this painting more "true" to the feelings and meaning of this event than a photograph or newspaper account?


3 - Consider the series: 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 + ... and so on.  Does the series end?  Can there be said to be a sum of this series?  How can anyone prove their response?





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