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Re: Rancorous discourse birthed by the death of truth?

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P N Seshadri <[log in to unmask]>

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PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:06:07 -0400

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The Truth:-
TRUTH as IDEAL..
Everyone - ordinary or otherwise- has sometime or other seriously
contemplated about meaning of 'truth' either consciously or subconsciously.
This I believe is irrespective of time and space as it relates to human
society. In the Mahabharata - the great epic history of ancient India -
there is meeting between a pious hunter by calling but makes living by
selling meat procured from other hunters and a wandering ascetic. During
the conversation between the two, the nature of "truth" comes up. The
famous and enduring words of the hunter goes thus in free translation -
That which is good for all beings in the ultimate sense is truth. Other
deviating ways from this ultimate is not real truth. Fact is not
necessarily truth and being non- factual does not make it necessarily
untruth -. As an ordinary person I agree and am reminded of the famous
saying:- "A Lie has speed but truth has endurance". Edgar J Mohn. It is
subtle for sure!
Truly,
S Prativadi

On Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 11:26 AM Don Norman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Rather than reply to Mike's essay on truth, I offer an alternative
> approach.
>
> As a scientist, I was not trained to look for truth: I was trained to look
> for evidence. Truth is not something that can be established via science.
>
> Moreover, I was trained that although there could be evidence supporting a
> hypothesis, this was simply support: It can not establish "truth." However,
> contradictory evidence does mean that the hypothesis is either
> false, ill-formed, or incomplete.
>
> --
> In my attempts to understand the theoretical understructure of design, I do
> not seek truth: I seek evidence, both supporting and contradictory. In
> science, it is contradictory evidence that is the most powerful.
>
> Finally, almost all of our most cherished beliefs in design have very
> little evidence behind them, either of support or of an attempt to
> contradict. This holds whether we are talking about the "Golden Rule" or
> the elements of "Human-Centered Design."
>
> Don
>
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:52 AM, Paul Mike Zender <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > ...
> >
>
> --
> Don Norman
> Prof. and Director, DesignLab, UC San Diego
>
>
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