A treatise on the origins of truth (apparently circa 1550-1720, so to speak), concludes that it was seeded in the legal realm… where detail, evidence, and precise semantics are the operating standard.
It was a time when civilization was disrupted: New worlds discovered, new systems explored, new sciences argued, new art forms invented… such a mess.
But at least there was the fact.
And maybe there’s an early pattern forming in this loose association, the attempt at structure and precision when surroundings are unstable. If you look for it, points along this plot line follow, where chaos and just exactly right conclusions correlate…
We enter now a period of scientism and data… Perhaps it stands to reason, thus, that mystery and volatility are all around.
(To be continued… in regard to markets.)