UCLA is advancing to its 16th Final Four after dominating the inside game, defeating Memphis, and...
Wait a minute...no, UCLA is advancing to its 15th Final Four according to NCAA records.
But no, add it up...
What's going on here?
Well, the Bruins are actually one of the final four teams left in the NCAA tournament for the 16th time. However, according to the NCAA records, the 1980 Bruins had vacated their appearance in the Final Four.
In the realm of "reality," the Bruins will be playing in their 16th Final Four. In the world of official record, in fact in the "history" of the NCAA, the Bruins will be one of the final four teams for a 15th time.
So you tell me: are the Bruins appearing in their 15th Final Four, or 16th? Who gets to decide what is "real"?
Who gets to decide what is "truth"? Because the Bruins did appear in the Final Four in 1980...only they didn't.
In this case, there is no truth. There is no concrete reality, no stable existence. We create our history. We essentially decide what is true and real.