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  Seek truth from facts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seek truth from facts (Chinese: 实事求是, pinyin: shí shì qiú shì) is a slogan in the People's Republic of China referring to pragmatism.
The phrase means to look for economic and political solutions that have practical application rather than economic and political solutions based on political ideology (such as those of Mao Zedong).
Seek Truth from Facts was originally a slogan promoted by Mao.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seek_truth_from_facts   (136 words)

 Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail, but in conveying a right impression; and there are vague ways of speaking that are truer than strict facts would be.
www.chemistrycoach.com /truth.htm   (3859 words)

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Those who expect or think that truth is something that is readily available as something to be handed them on a silver platter by all the common or established sources of information, are not seeking truth and thus will never have it, especially on critical or controversial matters.
The truth upon certain subjects is hard to find or is often concealed from the public because such truth and facts are not in the best interest of those in control or in high places.
If someone reveals the truth that paper money is unlawful and not money, or that a citizen is not required to have a driver's license to travel, they are opposed by those who are a part of that system.
www.seek-info.com /seek.htm   (1467 words)

 Truth; Facts; Sokal Hoax; Ivor Catt; Theocharis
The reason for its popularity is that it is thought that for a man to say that facts exist is proof of his bigotry.
Thus, when on the phone I asked John whether it was a fact that he was attempting to converse with me on the phone, and he said 'No', and I then rang off, I was by definition rude, because I was undermining the politically correct dogma that facts do not exist.
The removal of the solid ground of fact from which to develop is a powerful defence of the status quo and its high priests.
www.ivorcatt.com /2817b.htm   (1200 words)

 How To Argue - Truth And Facts
South calls truth a great stronghold, "barred and fortified by God and Nature ; and diligence is properly the understanding's laying siege to it, so that, as in a kind of warfare, it must be perpetually upon the watch, observing all the avenues and passes to it, and accordingly make its approaches.
But "truth is one forever, absolute, while opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition," hence the sincere seeker after truth will endeavor to discover mistakes in his own reasoning as well as in that of others.
When a man earnestly seeks the facts and gets full possession of them, he should speak positively, if at all, since most men have a sufficient supply of doubts of their own.
www.oldandsold.com /articles09/argue-1.shtml   (2512 words)

 The Mass Line: Chapter 3 - A Quick Overview of the Mass Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This means such things as seeking truth from facts, concretely analyzing the factual conditions, and considering the various ideas of the masses in light of the general principles of Marxism.
After the Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping claimed that "seeking truth from facts" was the central element of Mao Thought and he used it as the "philosophical basis" for his own pragmatic approach to China's problems.
Interpreted properly, however, "seeking truth from facts" may well be considered a central element of Mao Zedong's thought, and even—in generalized form—a central element of Marxism as a whole.
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Indeed there are some who say that the idea of "truth" itself is an illusion which, on the face of it, seems so obviously contrary to reason that maybe we should not bother with them at all but just tap our heads and say "They're crazy!".
This is similar to the truth, falsehood or paradox of mathematical statements.
Scientific truth is thus always provisional because it must, in principle at least, be capable of being proven false by some kind of practical experiment.
www.arach.net.au /~mpeaty/truth.html   (2980 words)

 Seek Truth from Facts - Newsgd
In fact, however, veering with the wind is in itself a grave mistake, a contravention of the Party spirit which all Communists should cherish.
In fact, the current debate about whether practice is the sole criterion for testing truth is also a debate about whether people's minds need to be emancipated.
Seeking truth from facts is the basis of the proletarian world outlook as well as the ideological basis of Marxism.
www.newsgd.net /specials/deng100thbirthanniversary/dengtheory/200407270042.htm   (5657 words)

 Seek truth from facts - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Seek truth from facts - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Seek truth from facts (Chinese: 实事求是, pinyin: shí shì qiú shì) is a slogan in the People's Republic of China referring to pragmatism.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Seek truth from facts contains research on
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Seek_truth_from_facts   (133 words)

 The telusa list-archive: Re: Seek Truth in Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Uday Bhasker's address: > To the Seekers of truth, Truth, and The Truth > > I am reminded of the classic parable of the irresistible force meeting > > the immovable object (In its current incarnation, it is the "Truth, as > I > see it" meeting "Facts, as they are").
I believe that "Facts, as they are" are not only mobile, but have always been mutable, to ones hearts content, based on convenience.
The fact that "there is a table in the middle of karpagavalli's room" may or may not be noticed by everyone who had the opportunity to visit karpagavalli's room.
www.bhaavana.net /telusa/aug-dec97/0437.html   (495 words)

 News & Events - News Releases
It is true, that the life of a journalist is a wonderfully independent opportunity to probe your interests, to seek truth from facts, and to engage others in what you have learned and try to get them to share your curiosity through the quality of your reporting and writing.
But the sad truth is in the 30 years I have been in this profession I have seen it sacrifice all too much of that independence in a rush toward pack journalism and political correctness far too often.
To me what is most appealing about the President is that he does have a moral center and a set of clear convictions and the fact that he sees the world in fairly simple terms is actually a virtue, and not a fault because he has an intelligent cabinet to handle details.
www.bu.edu /phpbin/news/releases/display.php?id=522   (1735 words)

 Microdutch | Tibet - The Truth from Facts
But truth being on the side of the Tibetan people, we feel the need from time to time to restate the facts plainly, and trust that this will serve the cause of truth and justice.
Tibet's status at the time of the Chinese invasion in 1949 must be judged on the basis of the facts existing at that time and during the decades that preceded it, that is, on the basis of Tibet's modern history rather than, as China tries to do, its ancient history.
The facts show that the Tibetan Government was coerced into accepting the document drafted by China and imposed upon the Tibetan negotiators under the threat of all-out military conquest.
www.microdutch.org /tibet/tibet-truth.html   (3851 words)

 The "truth" and the facts.
The facts are the same, but what changes is the side by which you are viewing it from.
And the fact that you and others are either unable or unwilling to make the conceptual destinction between "sound" and "music" indicates a diminished capacity which may be the root source of the preference for technology which is outdated and has reached the very limits of it's capabilities (Notice I didn't say it was inferior...
Facts mean nothing unless there is something else there that give them meaning to become a truth.
decware.com /forums/General/posts/4405.html   (5885 words)

This is indeed a very awesome title, but none-the-less necessary given the prevailing lies that pass as objective historical judgement, lies which have their sources in the anti-communist think-tank of America's Harvard University and Nazi propaganda.
It was this fact that made him a target for the opposition who feared exposure by Gorky in his writings.
The fact was that the revolution in Germany had not matured and playing with "left" phrases to frighten the German imperialists who knew only too well the weak state the young Soviet power was in, very nearly brought about the complete failure of the revolution.
www.oneparty.co.uk /html/wilftas.html   (8294 words)

 A New Mantra for China: Seek Truth From Freedom
The truth about the Cultural Revolution, as historian John King Fairbank wrote, is that it "fed upon...
The party's deliberate attempt to hide the truth about its role in the Cultural Revolution, by banning books by Cheng and others, and by romanticising Mao, may protect its hold on power in the short term, but not in the long run.
China's new mantra should be: "Seek truth from freedom." Global competition has driven China's economic development since 1978; now it is time to apply that same force to politics and to constitutional change.
www.cato.org /research/articles/dorn-030726.html   (827 words)

 Quotations from Mao Tse Tung — Chapter 23
To take such an attitude is to seek truth from facts.
"Facts" are all the things that exist objectively, "truth" means their internal relations, that is, the laws governing them, and "to seek," means to study.
We should proceed from the actual conditions inside and outside the country, the province, county or district, and derive from them, as our guide to action, laws that are inherent in them and not imaginary, that is, we should find the internal relations of the events occurring around us.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/ch23.htm   (828 words)

 CNN.com - Jiang: Reformer or rehasher? - May 28, 2002
Jiang is urging his people to 'liberate thoughts, seek truth from facts, and progress with the times.'
Jiang's apparent belief in institutions notwithstanding, he has gone along with the arguments of civilian and military advisers that he should retain the chairmanship of the military commission so that a heavyweight figure will remain to steer the course of reform.
This is despite the fact that his aides are just telling Jiang what he likes to hear — and that in good old CCP tradition, they stand to gain in power and perks should their boss stay on at the helm for a few more years.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/05/28/willy.column   (1130 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Comment: Truth is simple and unadorned
However, the extremely profound truth embodied in them is the point of importance for the Theory of Deng Xiaoping.
As a matter of fact, only when acquainted with the total situation, a penetration of the truth and a clear understanding of the objective laws can he make so condensed a generalization and an expression as suchlike, thereby bringing the complicated matters and truths out in a simplified way.
The plainness of truth derives from its self-confidence.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200408/24/eng20040824_154572.html   (577 words)

 The telusa list-archive: Seek Truth in Facts
To the Seekers of truth, Truth, and The Truth I am reminded of the classic parable of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object (In its current incarnation, it is the "Truth, as I see it" meeting "Facts, as they are").
It is easy to agree that truth, after all, is subjective, and is a function of one's perception (refractive index?).
Frequently, one comes across this approach to truth when one is trying to reconcile two hopelessly opposed, but equally forceful views about anything.
www.bhaavana.net /telusa/aug-dec97/0435.html   (559 words)

 Tibetan Bulletin - Online: Volume 8, Issue 2, March - April 2004
In this regard, the fact that President Hu Jintao has personal knowledge about the situation and problems in Tibet can be a positive factor in resolving the Tibetan issue.
We should seek truth from facts - facts that are not falsified.
Unless Beijing addresses the lack of basic civil and political rights and freedoms of its citizens, especially with regard to minorities, China will continue to face difficulties in reassuring the world that she is a peaceful,responsible, constructive and forward-looking power.
www.tibet.net /tibbul/2004/0304/doc1.html   (1566 words)

 The future of liberalism in China - The Washington Times: Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Although the party has called the Cultural Revolution a serious mistake and a national disaster, it has not allowed full disclosure of the facts or publication of critical accounts of that period.
China's new mantra should be "Seek truth from freedom." Global competition has driven China's economic development since 1978.
Truth cannot come from facts if the facts remain hidden by a supreme CCP.
www.washtimes.com /commentary/20030806-092219-3953r.htm   (752 words)

 Australia Tibet Council: About Tibet: Tibet — Proving Truth from Facts :Response to the China White Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The following report is a summary of the document, `Tibet: Proving Truth from Facts', released by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile on 7 July 1993.
There were, in fact, times, such as in the seventh and eight centuries, when large parts of western China were part of the Tibetan empire.
Despite the fact that all these initiatives fell well within China's stated policy, the Chinese Government refused to come to the negotiating table.
www.atc.org.au /tibet/responce.html   (1771 words)

 Truth about military spending   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
But as Mao Zedong once said, "Seek truth from facts." A recent internationally accredited report on military matters, including expenditures, flies in the face of accusations leveled against China and puts the country's military spending into perspective.
As a matter of fact, China has for a long time maintained moderate defense expenditures, lower than that of some Western countries in absolute terms, as well as lower in its proportion in gross domestic product (GDP) and the government's budget.
In fact, as a country of 1.3 billion people, with booming economy and a heavy defense task, China has maintained a moderate military expenditure and growth rate.
en.ce.cn /Insight/200507/12/t20050712_4169341.shtml   (1697 words)

 Truth Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
www.giga-usa.com /quotes/topics/truth_t010.htm   (215 words)

 A Response to the 'Investigators'  of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The fact that some capitulators have participated in the elaboration and distribution of this montage does not make this a two-line struggle within the PCP.
This is a fact, despite the claims of the low-intensity warfare strategists of reaction.
Even the reactionary Peruvian media supporting Fujimori recognizes the fundamental fact that: The weakness of the "peace agreement", and therefore its failing, lies in the fact that its chieftains and supporters are exclusively within the prisons.
www.awtw.org /back_issues/1996-22/for_your_reference.htm   (8472 words)

 Opinion: Panel's hearings on malpractice didn't seek truth
The isolated fact that the number of licensed physicians is going up simply doesn't tell the whole story.
The truth is, the Senate Judiciary Committee was successful in creating some misleading headlines this week, but neither the panel nor the Senate as a whole has embraced a compromise that will end this crisis.
This is not anecdotal, this is a fact.
www.sptimes.com /2003/07/18/Opinion/Panel_s_hearings_on_m.shtml   (1893 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Chinese Pressure Dissident Physician
The different explanations, and the fact that the authorities have not formally arrested Jiang or charged him with any crime, suggest some uncertainty within the leadership.
And at the end of last year, members of the ruling Politburo Standing Committee discussed Jiang's case during a meeting about ensuring political stability and agreed he should be investigated, a source familiar with the party's decision-making process said.
When one of the officials, Zhu Shijun, director of the No. 301 Hospital, challenged Jiang to prove his allegations, the doctor recalled that Zhu had also been in the hospital on the night of the massacre and had witnessed the carnage too, one source said.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A28014-2004Jul4?language=printer   (1464 words)

 God's Mystery - Facts About the Devil
The fact that the word “Trinity” is not used in the Bible should be a clue to anyone that something is wrong.
To understand this revealing truth, you must understand what was said in the earlier parts of this study.
People are waiting for the Holy Spirit to grab hold of them, knock them to the floor, cause them to speak in tongues, and work all kinds of miracles in their lives.
www.present-truth.net /books/GM/Facts_about_the_Devil.htm   (2764 words)

 Republicans & Conservatives:: Internet: We can't plead ignorance
Even fact check is subject to this because they choose to check some sets of facts and not others.
Truth is something our society should be striving for from birth to death, but, who is to teach us to do so in a society where we expect so little of ourselves and each other?
I agree that you can’t force anyone to learn, seek the truth, research facts, or be inspired by opinion to rethink ones own position on an issue.
www.watchblog.com /republicans/archives/002161.html   (4043 words)

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