Truth and Power
This video shows the Pentagon on the day of 9/11 before, during and after after the moment of impact. Move the playback head back and forth to check for yourself what really happened. Do you see a 757 airliner flying through the frame and crashing into the building? Or do you see a smaller object coming in parallel to the ground? Do you believe what your own perceptions tell you, what you can see with your own eyes? How do we separate truth from fiction, fact from hypothesis? How do we ascertain what is truth?
What is Truth? Online Essay
[excerpt] In this class I explored the idea of truth and its relationship to conceptions such as culture, religion, relativism, absolutism, science, reason, law, and faith. Is it possible to identify universal truths whose validity is universally self-evident to most human beings? Or does the channeling of human perception through the lens of different cultures, religions, and languages impede the possibility of recognizing common truths that extend throughout the entire human family to all life forms and even to the very frontiers of the known universe? Is it necessary to identify universal conceptions of truth in order to justify, for instance, strategic instruments of international law such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it emerged from the United Nations in 1948.