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The Second Great Truth - Stories

Of the four truths, you'd think stories would be the easiest to define. And in some ways, they are. However, saying something is a narative hardly qualifies as science, let alone logic. The wise men do much better though, when they define stories as visible change. If something's changing and you can see it, then this thing you're describing is a story.

What about the three core qualities of this truth?

Time? A single series of similarly sized, consecutive times with an approximate beginning and end. Place? A single series of similarly sized, consecutive places within a specific physical frame of reference. And essence? a cohesive series of similarly sized, consecutive ODEs in a single reference time and place with an approximate beginning and end.

The thing to notice here is how stories are made from ODE facts. A minimum of three, to be exact. Also, while facts are single point truths, stories are a series of points. This gives these facts a direction, both in time and space.






The Empirical Wise Man's Truth - Stories








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