What is Your Truth Footprint?
(1) Is it occurring?
(2) If it is occurring, is it bad overall?
(3) If it is occurring and is bad overall, is it caused primarily by human factors?
(4) If (1) , (2), and (3) are true, can humans do anything significant about it that is not overbalanced by detrimental factors?
(On global warming, see the chapter on global warming in Tom Bethell's delightful book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.)
But, let's leave that aside (although I'm sure I've warmed the temperature and raised the blood pressure of a few of my readings by so doing). Let us take the carbon footprint concept and apply it to truth: ideas that represent reality correctly (see chapter three of my book, Truth Decay on this). What is your truth footprint? To put it another way, how much truth do you emanate, radiate and display across the whole spectrum of your short life? How much effort do you invest in gaining truth in the first place. Does truth have first place in your life, your doings, your thinking? How much truth--and what kind of truth, trivial or consequential?--are you leaving in the intellectual atmospheres?