Truth or Fact. Which do you think is the purer concept?
When I first meditated on the question, ‘What’s the difference between fact and truth?’, I was glad that it’s a scientific item which I declared Fact –and only one so far.
Why? Because scientific facts changes from time to time and yet be acceptable. ‘A heavy smoker and drinker will die of cancer.’ (not the one I declared). That is considered a fact because it possesses objective reality. But is it truth? There are so many instances of heavy drinkers and smokers who outlive those who are not.
Ever wonder why fiction seems more ‘truth’ than ‘fiction’? Possibly because all fiction is probably based on facts. Or truth. Truth doesn’t change. The sun and the moon are two different objects. That is truth.
Religious and political extremists are brazen in proclaiming Truth which might only be facts. Truth might be the only sublime concept so let’s not toy with it.