The veracity of "Truth"

Many of you will know of "Hilary Mantel", A writer of Historical fiction. She is a writer that defends "fact's", as fact, yet there is only "fact" from a singular point of view. What we imagine to be a truth, or a fact is simply the correct answer based upon what we know at the time.

Hilary suggested in "Wolf Hall" a great piece of work; "It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires."


I am not usually a fan of Hilary Mantel, despite the fact that she is good writer, a little too dry for me. But I like this quote. Please beware of what Ms Mantel calls "facts" as mostly they are just ideas she wishes to be true, or the most that is known at the time.

Facts have a shelf-life, a sell by date, if you wish (Hilary has not grasped this fact yet) and as each new archeological and physical discovery is made, those facts decay into new ones, which will also adapt or persish over time.

The truth, the facts, are allways adapting and changing and will always continue to do so.

Callisthenes changed the rules of history and we need to adapt to them. There is always a point of view. Napoleon, to the parisian french was a horror sent to them by the devil, a few miles away, less than an hour by car, he was the second coming of Christ. The truth is simply what you wish it to be.

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