I gave it a lot of thinking and I found it to be true every time. So, What do you think?
I think you shouldn’t be so shouty.
Other than that, I don’t see your quote as anything meaningful. Truth isn’t a product of thinking, random or otherwise. Truth just IS.
1 = 1 is truth.
1 = 2 is not truth.
Thinking about them won’t change the “truthiness” of either statement.
I guess it depends on what you mean by “thinking”. If “thinking” is merely a set of essentially random neural firings (“My head itches; I like bacon; grass is green; I need to go to the store; how long can I hold my breath; I wonder what’s on TV” etc.), then if the thinker hits upon something demonstrably true, that discovery will have been essentially random.
But if you define “thinking” as a rational process that results in a defensible conclusion – something that is either objectively, demonstrably “true” or something that is subjectively, experientially “true” for the thinker – then the result – truth – is a product of thinking, but is certainly not a random one.
So depending on how you define your terms (“truth” and “thinking”), I think your statement is either nonsensical or wrong.
And define “thinking”.
Wow, I wish I’d said that.
Well, at least we all know what “product” means.
Yes, but we’ve forgotten the definition of “is” has been put in question by a former president, so…
Truth is like rancid produce. I’m drinking.
You’re drinking rancid produce?
I mean serioiusly. What does it mean?
That’s not bad.
If one defines ‘thinking’ as resulting in logical inferences or deductions, and acknowledges that an individual’s experiences are only a circumstantially limited subset of reality, the quote is both hopeful and cautionary.
To add to j666’s formulation, …
And you also have to define “truth” as an existential epiphenomenon, not as a qualia of reality. In other words, truth is simply an opinion, and does not have separate existence from the opinion-holder.
And once you admit of all that, the OP’s phrase becomes a tautology.
Or in laymen’s terms, pointless drivel.
EverLearner, what does “Truth is a random product of thinking.” even mean?
So… does this mean if we think for a long enough period of time, random things will become true? Because lately I’ve been thinking a lot about acquiring expensive jewellery.