[ExI] What can be said to be "wrong", and what is "Truth"?
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 12:32:19 UTC 2008
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> Yet, when we, especially in the west, do stumble upon certain
> kinds of "things which had been veiled", e.g., the speed of light,
> should we really be blamed for claiming that we have advanced,
> that we now have better maps, that the accuracy of our beliefs
> is improved?
I think that if we do that with due caution and qualifications, we shouldn't.
Also because after all "discovery" and "invention" have exactly this
meaning, and both ultimately refer in a certain kind of cultural
framework, which we may tentatively call
scientific/western/relativist, to what "works", or at least appears to
work to a growing number of people, to the detriment of possible
alternate worlds inhabited by a handful of aboriginal shamans or
Tibetan monk-lords or postmodern scholars.
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