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- Truth has been the subject of Epistemology and philosophers for thousands of years.
- The original Western Philosophical traditions starting with Thales looked for Truth from the natural philosophy of reality.
- By the time of Plato the search for truth had turned into the anthropomorphic search for human Knowledge. A very different subject.
- Tim Rice captured the heart of the problem in Jesus Christ Superstar:
[JESUS] I look for truth, and find that I get damned [PILATE] But what is truth? Is truth unchanging law? We both have truths - are mine the same as yours?
- The challenges of human efforts at discovering truth are summarized on the page General_Theory_of_Living_Systems#Problems.
- Human Knowledge or understanding is a poor measure of truth values.
- Go back to the original Greek philosophers and seek Information that is in concert with reality irrespective of any human endeavor.
- Focus on Information and not on human knowledge.
- For Identity Proofing the best source of Truth is reporting Information on an Audit of the processes that where used to build Assurance.