„The overriding supremacy of the myth has created a widespread illusion that the theory of evolution was all but proved one hundred years ago. . . Nothing could be further from the truth.“

—  Michael Denton, livro Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (1986), p. 77
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„Nothing could be further from the truth.“

—  Robert L. Heilbroner, livro The Worldly Philosophers
The Worldly Philosophers (1953), Context: It may strike us as odd that the idea of gain is a relatively modern one; we are schooled to believe that man is essentially an acquisitive creature and that left to himself he will behave as any self-respecting businessman would. The profit motive, we are constantly being told, is as old as man himself. Nothing could be further from the truth. Chapter II, The Economic Revolution, p. 15

„The Western search for unifying truth did not come to an end with Christianity, any more than with the physical theories of forty years ago.“

—  Lancelot Law Whyte Scottish industrial engineer 1896 - 1972
The Universe of Experience: A Worldview Beyond Science and Religion (1974), Context: Faced by the dire nihilism of our time, we need a greater honesty... The Western search for unifying truth did not come to an end with Christianity, any more than with the physical theories of forty years ago.

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„I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth.“

—  Martin Sheen American actor 1940
2000s, Progressive magazine interview (2003), Context: I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. The leaders are the ones who make the decisions. The soldiers do not have the choice. I support the soldiers as human beings. This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.

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„One presence fill and floods the whole serene;
Nothing can be, nothing has ever been,
Except the one truth that creates the scene.“

—  Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Life Without and Life Within (1859), The One In All, Context: A single thought transfuses every form; The sunny day is changed into the storm, For light is dark, hard soft, and cold is warm.One presence fill and floods the whole serene; Nothing can be, nothing has ever been, Except the one truth that creates the scene.</p

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„As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth, … We wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s just beyond the, you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we do.“

—  John O. Brennan 7th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 1955
Conversation with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, March 11, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apC6jN0TZo&feature=youtu.be&t=18m36s,

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„I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.“

—  Marlon Brando American screen and stage actor 1924 - 2004
Context: I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love. Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent … But now, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture. Songs My Mother Taught Me (1994)

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„The Conceptual apparatus of the theory and the emotions connected with its application, having penetrated all means of communication, all actions, and indeed the whole life of the community, now guarantees the success of methods such as transcendental deduction, analysis of usage, phenomenological analysis - which are means for further solidifying the myth… At the same time it is evident that all contact with the world is lost and the stability achieved, the semblance of absolute truth is nothing but absolute conformism.“

—  Paul Karl Feyerabend, livro Against Method
Against Method (1975), Context: [continued conjecture on empiricism] At this point an "empirical" theory of the kind described becomes almost indistinguishable from a second-rate myth. In order to realize this, we need only consider a myth such as the myth of witchcraft and of demonic possession that was developed by the Roman Catholic theologians and that dominated 15th-, 16th- and 17th-century thought on the European continent. This myth is a complex explanatory system that contains numerous auxiliary hypotheses designed to cover special cases, so it easily achieves a high degree of confirmation on the basis of observation. It has been taught for a long time; its content is enforced by fear, prejudice, and ignorance, as well as by a jealous and cruel priesthood. Its ideas penetrate the most common idiom, infect all modes of thinking and many decisions which mean a great deal in human life. It provides models for the explanation of a conceivable event - Conceivable, that is, for those who have accepted it. This being the case, its key terms will be fixed in an unambiguous manner and the idea (which may have led to such a procedure in the first place) that they are copies of unchanging entities and that change of meaning, if it should happen, is due to human mistake - This idea will now be very plausible. Such plausibility reinforces all the manoeuvres which are used for the preservation of the myth (elimination of opponents included). The Conceptual apparatus of the theory and the emotions connected with its application, having penetrated all means of communication, all actions, and indeed the whole life of the community, now guarantees the success of methods such as transcendental deduction, analysis of usage, phenomenological analysis - which are means for further solidifying the myth... At the same time it is evident that all contact with the world is lost and the stability achieved, the semblance of absolute truth is nothing but absolute conformism. For how can we possibly test, or improve upon the truth of a theory if it is built in such a manner then any conceivable event can be described, and explained, in terms of its principles? The only way of investigating such all-embracing principles would be to compare them with a different set of equally all embracing principles- but this procedure has been excluded from the very beginning. Pg 44&45

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