Academic journal article et Cetera

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Academic journal article et Cetera

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Jessep: You want answers?

Kaffee: I think I'm entitled to them.

Jessep: You want answers?

Kaffee: I want the truth!

Jessep: You can't handle the truth! .... You have the luxury of not knowing what I know.

FROM THE SCREENPLAY OF A FEW GOOD MEN BY AARON SORKIN

"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

"No! I can tell you what I saw and heard. I can tell you all I can, but only the ever living God can tell you the whole truth, and if he did, what He'd tell you would freeze your soul with the horror and pity of it all."

CARL SANDBURG

How am I to tell you all of this? How? In order to tell you any single thing I must tell you everything first; every story depends on all the stories being known beforehand.

JOHN CROWLEY

The word "true" has many meanings. People who feel that science and literature or science and religion are in necessary conflict do so because they habitually think in opposites of black and white, true and false, good and evil. To such people, if science is "true," then literature or religion is nonsense; if literature or religion is "true," science is merely "pretentious ignorance. …

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