IS THE TRUTH A SHELL WITH FEATHERS? | 2003-06-07
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Well, according to the way we now make our life-and-death national policies, what came first was a compromise, a shell with feathers.
Like most sayings that sound Shrewd, the idea that Truth lies somewhere in the middle is really dumb.
To start with, "the Truth lies somewhere in the middle" sounds like a reasonable approach, an approach that allows for human error. But if you say that "the truth lies somewhere in the middle," you are assuming that both sides already know all subject that there is to know.
"The Truth lies somewhere in the middle" means that half of all you need to know is one side and half of all you need to know is on the other. So you just mix them and you get all the Truth there is.
Sounds stupid when you say it in plain English, doesn't it? Most Shrewd Sayings sound retarded when you state them in plain English.