This piece offers an autoethnographic examination of the unraveling of epistemic certainty. The reader is offered three stories of falling, which explain the author's loss of knowing as a result of education, trauma, or apostacy. The aporias and assumptions in each story are teased out as we explore what they profess, where they fall silent, and how they understand uncertainty. Rather than determining which story is true, the text asks ethical and practical questions about where each story takes us. The irreconcilability of these three narratives raises questions about the limits of pluralism, how we respond to ideological difference, and the viability of our need to know.
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