No grey area--too bad. "The state is everything."
The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant’s existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. The ceaseless activity of their own inherent nature makes these stages moments of an organic unity, where they not merely do not contradict one another, but where one is as necessary as the other; and constitutes thereby the life of the whole.Hegel: Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
If she'd applied Karl Popper instead, she'd know that there was no way to prove Brad's love ever, but only lurking and ever present potential falsifiers. ;)
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