Acknowledges the variability of truth. Like the white whale, it is hard to catch and often elusive. So together with the status of captain, we have someone who is a captain of truth. Or at least wants to appear so.
"An upsidedown wire heart
Being sucked into a periscope
Still the mind is dull
Like you need another excuse"
… a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
.. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
domain in which it is clear and adequate…. - David Bohm
"I am what I seem, and am not what I seem, at the same time, and am very good at it (and quite agile)!"
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
@Coriolis : You think in abstract terms and enjoy order and the mystical.
Also, I'm thinking a morally neutral orb of energy that could lean on the side of evil given a misguided ideology, powergrab, or some similarly ambitious goal. To actualize these goals, you'd take the form of a corporeal being and scheme accordingly.