The 50% marks the student was given was for his good performance though he did a trifle mistake. If he were allowed more time to verify the answer, he would have solved the problem correctly. The marks given was not for the half truth; but for his performance. That student knows the steps by step procedure correctly that was to be evaluated. So he deserves marks. But how many?...It depends on the examination/examiner (or the authority).
What exist permanently is the Absolute Truth. It is the only truth. But facts exist for a certain period. Sometimes only for a short period. Sometimes for a long period or for a very long period. For convention we call some facts, truths. It is essential in our daily life. Otherwise so many complications/problems will arise.
"The sun rises in the east." -- This statement is not actually true. But we must regard it as a true statement.
If there is a grain of truth in something we say there is half truth in it, since we cannot (or we need not) quantify it. Most often half truths are focused for getting some advantages. Half truth may exist in the listener's/thinker's mind for some time...or for a long time; but, only in the mind. Like other statements (true or false) a half true statement also can influence the listener...sometimes for a short time, sometimes for the life time. It depends on the listener/thinker.
Does accepting truth, ..................................................., in
It depends on the gravity/rationality to be given in that particular circumstance. Sometimes we will have to accept parts as truth.
E.g.: "Jack carried the load to the railway station on the horseback."
See these two statements related to this matter.
1. Jack carried the load.
2. The horse carried the load.
Actually the horse was carrying both Jack and the load. But the fare always goes only to Jack. Did we consider all the process here? Loading and unloading are the two parts we considered here. So, if there is a grain of truth/fact in the happening/matter we will be compelled to act accordingly (truth, sometimes in parts). But it depends on the circumstances.
............accepting truth, which most of the times is hard to
As in the case of atmospheric pressure, we are accustomed to the laws/rules/rights which are prevailing here before our birth. So, without any effort we believe that are not ours, as ours. (These cause sadness in the end.) We forget the truth that these things are not even half truths or truth-in-parts. So you need not make any efforts to accept these in parts. You unknowingly believe it. The effort is not for accepting them; but for rejecting. If you ask yourself whether this true, you will certainly understand the truth behind them. You may begin with asking about this device you are using now--"Is this device really mine?"