Hey Everyone!! :-)
I've got a little more of Alyce's adventure to share with you, today! Enjoy! :-)
Excerpt from sci-fi satire novel:
"But words have meaning! You can't just decide something means something that it doesn't or that it doesn't mean something that it does. Facts are facts. They exist independently of belief or approval."
I shrugged. "Sure. But just because something is true and you can prove it to an objectively measurable standard, that doesn't mean that another person can't refuse to look at your evidence or believe that it's real."
"But that's insane!"
"No, it's irrational. But, then, I never claimed that human beings are rational creatures, did I?"
"I think what my colleague is trying to say is that it often seems as if your people argue that reality isn't reality."
I nodded. "Yep, they do. And they argue over what constitutes reality, as well."
The big alien gave me an incredulous expression. "How has your species ever managed to accomplish anything?" he exclaimed.
I laughed. "In fits and starts, mostly."