by Rick Lowe
On Second Thought was a weekly column this blogger wrote for The Bahama Journal from July 7, 1998 through September 7, 1999. Some of them might be dated by now, but I republish them here for what they are worth.
On Second Thought! September 7, 1999.
A question of truth
On a recent holiday to Ontario, Canada our eleven-year-old son and I went to the Ontario Science Centre. You’re right it was purely selfish, I wanted to go and Matthew tagged along but both of us spent the most time in an exhibit titled Truth?
There were some 39 exhibits that made up the presentation but for some reason we were both entranced with the area that dealt with prejudice and its many guises. Questions like: “Who is inferior? Who is superior? and Who decides?” were posed. There was a picture board of faces with various voices telling stories of their experiences and you would select the face for the voice. A section on Mayan writings and how scientist’s views that Mayans were primitive kept them form realising that Mayan is a sophisticated language.