Thumoslang

Timesaving with Social Clarity

36 Falsifiable Truth

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Breakthrough Ideas

[1] Suppose we want to ensure no readers misinterpret a speaker’s message or some written text. In that case, we must define each term in a shared vocabulary as a unique concept. Thumbnail definitions are an approach. Consider the following sequence of Thumoslang thumbnail definitions.

  • Thumbnail; that means, brief but concise.
  • Consequence; that means, the result’s byproduct.
  • Importance; that means, automatic consequence.
  • Description; that means, a report of details.
  • Meaning; that means, description of importance.
  • Explanation; that means, simplifying facts.
  • Definition; that means, explanation of meaning.

[2] A thumbnail definition identifies a named concept by using a few words to spell out the condition when the concept is at play. That’s the simplest way to detail the concept’s implication.

[3] Falsifiable truth is the philosophical foundation of Thumoslang. What is falsifiability? What is the truth? How should we answer these questions using thumbnail definitions? Try the following steps for size.

[4] First, look at the concept of conformity using the following sequence of thumbnail definitions:

  • Proper; that means, socially acceptable.
  • Norm; that means, the proper pattern of behavior.
  • Conformity; that means, matching norms.

[5] Second, look at the concept of reality using the following thumbnail sequence:

  • Sufficiency; that means, having enough.
  • Autonomy; that means, being free from external control.
  • Independence; that means, self-sufficient autonomy.
  • Peer; that means, in the same frame of reference.
  • Reality; that means, agreement by independent peers.

[6] After we understand both conformity and reality, we are ready to consider the concept of truth using the following thumbnails:

  • Subjectivity; that means, in a person’s mind.
  • Objectivity; that means, independent of subjectivity.
  • Objective; that means, external to the mind.
  • Truth; that means, conformity with objective reality.

[7] After we understand the objective meaning of truth, we are ready to look at the concept of falsifiability using these thumbnails:

  • Dogma; that means, self-declared truth.
  • Falsifiable; that means, non-dogmatic.
  • Falsifiability; that means, a better truth is possible.

[8] Every Thumoslang thumbnail definition is falsifiable. Anyone can test it to see whether it is true or false. If false, a better version should shortly replace the outdated version. That’s how each thumbnail can pass the time test over an enduring period.

[9] For example, the YouTube video [What is Trust? | NDBaker93 | S6E3](v=JWr9sXIAO9Y) captured the conversation leading to the composition of the following Thumoslang thumbnail definition.

  • Trust; that means, risk assessment.

[10] To trust this thumbnail, we have to define both risk and assessment. The following sequence explains the concept of risk.

  • Suffering; that means, a bad experience.
  • Danger; that means, suffering probability.
  • Risk; that means, the level of danger.

[11] The following sequence explains the concept of assessment.

  • Excellence; that means, high-level achievement.
  • Quality; that means, the level of excellence.
  • Assessment; that means, quality snapshot.

[12] In conclusion, readers can trust the validity of each Thumoslang thumbnail definition found in this book because the presented thumbnail has likely passed the test of time. Watch the video [What is Trust? | NDBaker93 | S6E3](v=JWr9sXIAO9Y) and see how the creator developed the Thumoslang thumbnail definition for the concept of trust.

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