If Only We Did Not Lie

[I] see two constant themes of late when I try to discuss truth:

(a) conflation of testimony to one’s knowledge (Speaking Truthfully) and description of correspondence(Truth)

(b) the false assumption that most people are not only justifying, but are in fact lying. It is one thing for the philosophy of science to correct errors, but I am not so interested in correcting errors as I am deceptions and thefts. CR does not address this issue. Construction does. Which is why scientists who are honest publish their methods and their data and those that are not honest do not.

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