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When truth lies buried

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c604 (Published 03 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c604

What is truth?

Truth is like a blinding, brilliant, iridescent diamond. Diamonds
have seemingly similar facets that confuse us by reflecting light in
different ways. Truth, likewise, has seemingly similar facets that confuse
us by reflecting reality in different ways. Truth and diamonds sparkle,
dazzle, baffle, and mystify with dizzying diversity, but with the right
setting, they are precious and cherished.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 October 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA