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Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.

—Publilius Syrus (Photo Licensed)

Don’t accept what is presented as “scientific fact” as absolute truth. Throughout history, time has exposed so many given certainties as simply erroneous conjecture, foisted upon us by the high-minded elite of the era. Tap into your spiritual self and humbly seek the truth.

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It is a general error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for their welfare.

NPG 655; Edmund Burke studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds

— Edmund Burke (1771, by Joshua Reynolds; Public Domain)

…God bless the men and women who get up every day and do the work needed to better themselves and their families. They move forward without complaint, no matter how difficult the task at hand. They have neither the time nor the inclination to join in the mob mentality; instead, they take full responsibility for where they are in life, and move forward with a steely determination, taking comfort in the fact that their Creator is always there with them.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

Descartes, René_pd_by Frans Hals

— René Descartes (Public domain)

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Think about it.  Journalists spend four to six years at a college or university honing the skills of their craft, surrounded by like-minded thinkers.  The art of deception becomes as natural to them as riding a bike.

Man Deceit

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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