Knowing things as they really are

And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. (Plato)

Adventure and exploration is not a competition between humans or countries, but a manifestation of our striving to explore the unknown. In the end, the survival of mankind will lie in its will and ability to expand.

None of Amundsen's, Columbus and Marco Polo's discoveries would have happened had they not relied on the efforts, failures and successes of previous explorers. To guarantee progress, it's important to learn from and celebrate true achievement. This is made possible by keeping a clear record of by whom, when and how the feats were made. While the spirit of adventure is for each person to enjoy: Adventurestats offers "nothing but the simple facts." (Thomas Paine)

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