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Greeks always argue about facts - 20080503_0907 edbw

Since the picture was elected as "photo of the week" here's some deeper thinking on it:

I had heard in an interview of Nicolas Negreponte (MIT) this very comment (Greeks argue about facts) which is soooo true of our culture... We tend to start our arguments (and unfortunately consume all our energy on...) focusing on the simple "facts" i.e. things that have an "objective value", can be "measured" , are "provable" etc.... (Therefore things that one shouldn't argue about in the first place!!!! Come on!!!))


The result is that we base our "valued opinions" on different versions of one "objective truth" which we ignore... (therefore comparing apples and oranges) by the time we come around on our " interpretations " of the truth we have completely lost any common ground with the one we were discussing... .. My view is that a discussion has true meaning on this level, only "by exchanging opinions of how you interpret a given truth"... not about what the truth was in the first place...

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Taken on May 3, 2008