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Truth Is (Whatever)

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There's an old 19th-century Christian hymn written by British-born immigrant historian John Jaques that attempts to frame the oft-thirsted-after concept of capital-T "truth." In Verse 1 of "Oh Say, What Is Truth?," Jaques declares that truth is the "fairest gem that the riches of worlds can produce," while in Verse 2 he acclaims it the "brightest prize to which mortals or gods can aspire."

Truth revealed!

That's a far more high-minded opinion of truth than the one that made headlines over the weekend. While discussing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of President Donald Trump with Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd, presidential advisor Rudy Giuliani gave his opinion that Trump shouldn't testify because his testimony would be viewed as a "version of the truth, not the truth."

Todd responded that, "Truth is truth," which is where things started to go sideways. Giuliani came back with, "No, no it isn't truth. Truth isn't truth." Giulani began to explain himself further, but Todd jumped in to point out what Giuliani had just said, adding that, "I think this is going to become a bad meme," and, well, here we are on Monday afternoon. Oh say what is truth, indeed.

That's one nice thing about information technology (IT). When an entire realm of human knowledge is built on binary mathematics, where there are two conditions and only one them can exist at a time, then you typically don't end up straying into muddy waters in search of truth. You can calmly learn concepts that logically build on each other and create rational systems.

If that sounds like your kind of truth, then why not get started down the path to a satisfying career in a rapidly growing field? Skilled professionals are sorely needed in every branch of IT, and there are competitive salaries everywhere you turn. Which is why you should turn to TestOut Continuing Education for competitive rates on the best IT training money can buy.


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