Volume 2, Issue 9, page 10

I. A Primer on "Synergetics!' Sy DON G. PURCELL

Truth Is as Variable as You Are

These articles from time to time may :Introduce ideas that are

new to you. Let me caution you in the beginning not to accept an
idea a truth simply because
I say it is true. is relative. What may be true at one time may
not be true at another. What
may be true under one set of circumstances may not be true
otherwise. What may be true for me
may not be true for you. In the case of personal concepts, such
as we will be discussing
here, the criterion of truth is experience. Judge the truth of an
idea in your own experience
and with your own process of logic.

I may often imply that something is absolutely a fact. At times,
in my enthusiasm for an
idea. I do get rather emphatic. Bat remember that I am still
aware that I do not mean to
introduce absolutism. As far as I know there are no absolutes,
except in appearance. If there
are any absolutes they are beyond my sphere of awareness.

A discussion of absolutism should Include some discussion on
fanaticism. By Webster's
definition, fanaticism is: Excessive enthusiasm or unreasoning
zeal on any subject. In my own
terms fanaticism is the process of carryIng a good idea to the

Every fanaticism, whether it be individual or group fanaticism,
is based on something
fine. It is not the quality of the idea that is at fault. It is
simply the effort of the
individual or group at unlimited application.

There is a type of logic called Aristotelian logic. This system
of logic holds that any
line, or line of argument, can be extended infinitely without
meeting itself coming back.
This system of logic also holds that a thing is either black or
white, good or bad. However,
the physical universe does not conform to the tenets of
Aristotelian logic.

According to Aristotelian logic, if something is good, more is
better. As an example,