ISG Editorial: Scientists Creating Truth
When the absence of facts is covered up by created truth.
Don’t worry; this is not another andesine report. But it is an editorial view of the scientific community who have used their status as scientists to produce scientific truths to fill in a void of scientific facts. Truth
–v- fact. Interesting concept.
Truth –v- Fact
A business law professor once told me that the court room is no place for
truth, only for facts. That was an interesting concept for me as these
both seem to be one and the same. But they are very different concepts
on a legal level. Truths are relative, facts are not. Truths can vary
from person to person based on personal viewpoints and agendas, while
facts are immutable. Truths can be manipulated while facts stand on
their own merit.
An example:Truth –v- Fact. Different concepts, different legal definitions.
How scientists create truth to fill in the lack of facts
The gemology industry’s scientific community has used the ability to create
truths without supporting facts in a variety of issues. It is quite
easy to do. All you need is for one scientist to issue a report on a new
gemstone mine. Using that first report a second
The earth is the center of the universe, and the sun rotates around the
earth. This was the accepted truth from scientific giant Aristotle and
the Catholic Church. No one dared to question this truth.
The earth rotates around the sun. Publishing this fact almost got
Nicolai Copernicus killed. Going against both the church and the
scientific community completely refuted the accepted truth of the issue.
But in spite of a created truth, the fact was much different.