A CTL of 1 means that pljames is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Philosophies dark side.
Not judging philosophy are the fathers of it, but two words come to mind, rhetoric and the argument. We are not perfect and have flaws. Any persuasion leans to arguing. And then again there's compromise which clouds the original thought. The facts can be misleading.
When the questions of the facts and truth come to bare questions arise as does the argument or persuasion. There is no absolute or perfect fact or answer. How close can one come to the truth in the first place? Observation rational reasoning and logic seem as close as we can come to truth of the facts. Thoughts please? Paul