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Truth is elusive, but it isn’t evasive

There is almost certainly life on other planets in the universe.

And, by definition, there are flying things that are difficult to identify.

But it doesn’t follow that unidentified flying things are spaceships with aliens in them.

There are definitely conspiracies all around us.

And, by definition, organizations often do things that are difficult to explain.

But that doesn’t mean that all of those actions are the result of a conspiracy.

People who used to see things in broad daylight in their backyards suddenly stopped seeing them as soon as they got an iPhone.

One way to tell that you’re dealing with a story instead of falsifiable science is that the story changes when evidence is brought to the table. (Falsifiable means that it can be proven false. “I’m thinking of a unicorn” is not falsifiable, because I can change my story if I need to.)

If we’re not prepared to change our minds in the face of a test that demonstrates the opposite, then we’re embracing a story.

Truth is hard to find. Truth is difficult to understand when it arrives. But truth doesn’t work to evade us. It usually stays still until we find it.

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