Truth V Common Sense

Knowledge as representing an indefatigable truth applicable to all of humanity, that is, each and every individual comprising humanity is a delusion. It is a convenience that applies to the person or persons that believe such a notion ensures safety and survival within a localised social and cultural setting. That kind of knowledge would be […]

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Wot you lookin a’?

What constitutes correct language in not necessarily an adherence to prescriptive norms. Within the english-speaking world alone today there are around 80 different official forms, each with their own distinct lexis, written and spoken grammars and variant dialects. It could be said that many of the intra and cross-cultural differences and divisions amongst speakers of […]

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Scratch n’sniff Icebergs

I’m re-posting this piece in light of an ensuing discussion about language that my previous post has sparked. I want to highlight that any notion of truth validated by linguistic exchange is vague at best and relies on mutual trust within a given social group, be they a body of scientists, or you and me […]

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