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Adam Walker wrote:

>--- Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>--- John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>Andreas Johansson scripsit:
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>>>To me the most plausible explanation is that Plato
>>>made the story up
>>>in order to make a point.
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>>Ah, but the important question is not "Is it true?"
>>but rather "Is it fun to believe?"
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>>If it's fun to believe then who cares if it's true
>>or
>>not?
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>>--gary
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>My skin just crawls when I hear statements like that.
>I sometimes wonder if I'm the only human being who
>still believes that objective truth exists.  And that
>knowing and believing the real truth not just the
>convinient or happy truth is important.
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Well, objective truth can only be extended to what we can know.  Beyond
that, people enjoy believing the far-out and wacky, though obviously,
they're likely to be wrong.

>Adam
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