X-Message-Number: 24954
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 02:27:55 -0800
Subject: Re: CryoNet #24946 - #24953
From: Kennita Watson <>

On Sunday, Oct 31, 2004, at 02:00 US/Pacific, Scott Badger wrote:

> Randolfe continues:
> <<I think history would be even more interesting to
> most people because each would have his/her own
> interpretation of those events, which overlapped their
> own lives.>>
> This made me think about the nature and future of
> differing interpretations.
> Given that there is a truth that is knowable
> (debatable, I know), then:
> ...
> The point being, would you prefer that people have
> differing interpretations as a result of their
> differing beliefs, or would you prefer that people
> knew and shared the truth even if that resulted in
> homogenization?

It's not all about truth.  I may interpret an event as
funny or touching or irritating (for example) based on
my psychological makeup, values, prior experiences, or
any number of other things that I don't see how to

Live long and prosper,
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
none but ourselves can free our minds.
           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

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