2.3 But is it truth?

No, it isn’t!

If you — at face-value — adopt the information on this site as your own beliefs, you miss a key point of it. It would be (authoritarian) dogma instead of (libertarian) “truth”. In the real world truth is never fixed or dogmatic. In the contrary it is elusive, always developing, domain dependent, changing in the light of new information, and always just out of reach. This site is a current best effort to explain the intimate relation between personal development and geopolitical developments. No more, no less.

In general is important to separate two types of truth.

Closed-domain truth and beliefs

Close-domain beliefs can often but not always be proven formally true or false. Typically the concept of truth as used in logic and mathematics depends on a formal framework defined by postulates that completely define — and therefore close — the state-space of possibilities. Left hemispheric strengths are good for dealing with this kind of truth. Note that some closed-domain truths might be false in general, but can be made to appear truthful in a closed domain. For example the notion that the state will take care of you in only valid in the (closed) context of a functioning state, and that is not guaranteed as history has shown abundantly.

Open-domain truth and beliefs

Open-domain beliefs cannot be proven as true with formal means because the state-space cannot be closed. In an open domain it is only possible to test beliefs and to try to find the conditions in which predictions accurately predict the test-outcome. But even then beliefs can never be proven to be fully correct or final. Yet many beliefs always seem to lead to predictable results. For example the belief that gravity will work is tested with every step and is highly reliable. Yet there exists no formal proof that gravity will always be as reliable as it is. Right hemispheric strengths are better in dealing with an open world.

Developing a belief-basis

It is a key task of science to ever improve its belief-base by disproving false or suboptimal beliefs and adopting more reliable and more productive beliefs and more useful concepts. But this process should of course not be limited to science: it is just as important for everyone who aims to become evermore in charge of one’s own destiny; which is assumed here. Developing a reality-tested belief base is therefore a key task in life.

It is possible to effectively close one’s belief system by adopting some sort of ideology and limiting oneself to whatever the ideology affords and allows. This basically entails that one adopts the designers and controllers of the ideology as de facto authorities that define the bounds of allowed thought processes. This artificially closed world then allows closed-world approached. These may be of some service to test the internal consistency of the ideology, but it is ultimately not productive for use in an open-world.