In The Absence Of Truth
Above all in the absence of truth lies evil. Details in In-The-Absence-Of-Truth-Bob Davis Podcast 1094.
Firstly I often find myself in the role of ‘fact checker’ around the nomad campfire.
Nobody Likes A Fact Checker
And every now and then I declare a moratorium on fact checking.
No One Wants To Be Made Wrong
However over the winter months one of the skills I developed was the ability to determine facts and therefore truth.
Certainly there are methods of logic.
As well as legal standards such as the basic rules of evidence.
Finally the need for context on any particular controversial subject.
Therefore the tools I offer can be useful when determining facts in any subject of conversation, without getting political.
In fact I don’t really care what the reader’s political leanings might be.
We All Need A Dose Of The Truth
That is to say we all need a dose of fact checking every now and then.
Fact Checking Is Not Listening To The Guy You Agree With
To sum up all media has devolved into creating a sense of urgency around it’s content while at the same time developing a penchant for predicting the future.
Sometimes We Don’t Know
More importantly no matter what we’re talking about sometimes the best thing we can do is admit we just don’t know.
My Own Search For Truth
It has been difficult and time consuming but rewarding.
To be sure the hardest part of all of this is developing a sense of historical context and an instinct for what is relevant in any consideration of a problem.
No One Else Is Going To Do It
Secondly and sadly these days no one is going to do this work for us.
(Editor’s Note: The absence of truth comment at the beginning of this podcast is my own reduction. Links to the actual quotes in the blog above.)
In-The-Absence-Of-Truth-Bob Davis Podcast 1094