A Not-So Absolute Absolute

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What are "absolutes"? Let's see: Number of sides in an octagon, number of degrees in a right angle, Pi (to the millionth decimal point), death, taxes,… But before you become dogmatic, consider that the folks in the Toulambi tribe of Papau New Guinea (one of the most primitive tribes on the planet) may not understand or care about these things. Fighting for"absolutes" are vital, but only realistic when those "absolutes" have a direct bearing on daily living. I wouldn't question a Maasai herdsman for strategically lancing one of his prize cows for a cup of its blood to drink, when that is how they have survived for over a hundred years in northern Kenya.

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