Grim Tidings
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Grim Tidings

Is the Search for Truth a Game?

The terrors beyond our cognitive sandboxes

Image by Bradley Hook, from Pexels

Have you noticed how gameshow trivia mixes up the truth with getting an answer “correct”?

If the question is whether a war happened in one year rather than another, and a contestant guesses the wrong year, her answer is supposed to be false. Truth in that context is a game, and both the questions and their…

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.