Archive for April, 2011

Mind-bending reality?

Posted in Uncategorized on 20/04/2011 by Joel

The more I hear, see and read, the worse it gets.

Who says what? Who cites what? Sources, oral accounts, cross-references and personal bias. Head-numbing, I tell you.
A visit to the library has incepted(lol?) a thought I cannot shake off—a epiphany that there are millions upon millions of pieces of information out in this world:true, false, partly true, twisted, misrepresented, rose-tinted, cynical, paradigm affected…blahblahblah, I’m sure there are many more.

The question is, how do you know what’s right and what’s wrong? In a world where words are twisted and bent to serve one’s the individual’s purpose, how to do you purify and sift out real pieces of information?

I don’t know. I think no one does. The only way(hypothetically, of course), is to come up and test a hypothesis. Right? Because, well, science is all-powerful. Whatever you learn, make a hypothesis and test it out. If it works, then it’s true. At least for your case. I guess it only works on a contextual level; the hypothesis only applies to the situation you tested it in. And similar ones, as a general guess.

So. A PhD says that looks do matter and hundreds of Singaporean girls on online forums say they don’t. Hmm. Hypothesis time?