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Science, religion, art and language define truth in different ways. Scientific truth meanders back and forth between empiric observation, theory, hypothesis and law. Scientific truth is quite fragile; one negative study can refute years of certain belief. Religious truth is more robust and can sustain many challenges without being discarded.
Art and language are even more robust than religion. In fact, they make no claim to truth and, therefore, can sustain any and all claims of falsification. Not burdened by proof texts, mathematics and logic, they may dwell within a familiar artistic or linguistic canon or leap into a place not previously known.
The image, although grossly distorted, is truthful in shape and color. This abstraction of form distorts a photograph of two surgeons wearing isolation helmets and performing hip surgery. (2013)