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Old 03-05-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 241
Hi Ross!

Excellent! Bravo! I have a chemistry degree with much physics and math behind me. I also have a love for art. So, for me the article tied in quit nicely and makes perfect sense!

However, although I comprehend what you are saying, we need to discuss the nature of a thing that is true. Lets look at the six sources of truth. They are; sensation, intuition, introspection, reason, dreams, and revelation. If anyone wishes a definition or explanation of what these are (if you do not know)then please let me know and I will post them.

It seems that all 6 of these means can lead us to truth but each can also lead us to error. Examles are that a dream may be false and not true, intuition can be false when one has a wrong feeling or "sense" about something. Another example is revelation. Now, I am not referring to the revelation of God, I am referring to someone having a dream last night and I do not know what is was until that person reveals it to me. This can have error because that dream may not come true.

So, how do we descover what is true? We want knowledge of the truth which leads us to ask; What is knowledge? To sumarize acording to the justification theory of knowledge, there are 4 conditions that are necessary for you to have knowledge; (1) You must think that a specific proposition is true (2) that proposition must be true (3) you must have reasons which prove that proposition is trus (4) you must understand how those reasons prove that the proposition is true. Again if anyone needs exlanation of these let me know.

So, a long story short, one is not justified in knowing something is true unless all these conditions are met. Something to think may apply this to all aspects of your life, training, is universal.

Brad Medling
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