6 filters for truth (hat tip to Scott Adams)

  1. personal experience (human perceptions are iffy)
  2. experience of people you know (even more unreliable)
  3. experts (they work for money, not truth)
  4. scientific studies (correlation is not causation)
  5. common sense (a good way to be mistaken w/ complete confidence)
  6. pattern recognition (patterns, coincidence, & personal bias look alike)

the nearest we can get to the truth is Consistency. look for confirmation on at least two of the dimensions listed.

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