The following figure illustrates the essence of the present meaning of the word truth

The following figure illustrates the essence of the present meaning of the word truth

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The following figure illustrates the essence of the present meaning of the  word truth. There are things which have the characteristics specified in  the previous sections (a through e). We call these things true in everyday  language. We also call these things scientifically established facts. People  who deal with things in the inner circle are called scientists. Science is  nothing more than truth. Truth is nothing more than science. Science is  NOT a subset of the truth. Rather than to start with the notion of truth  and then provide science as a subset, we start with the notion of empirical,  reliable evidence with multiple converging support which is  operationally/functionally defined and has consensual validation and ask  what is beyond. If someone wants to offer something else as a "truth" it  must be proven. Truth does not mean anything anybody wants it to mean. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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The following figure illustrates the essence of the present meaning of the word truth

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