Commitment to truth (the word is usually in quotes today) needs a revival in a new Enlightenment. Truth is what’s left when we get rid of all the lies. Determining truth is mostly a negative process, and that’s what makes it problematic in a supportive religious community. Critical intelligence is many times at odds with the supportive community. Still, we need both the yin and the yang of these values in a healthy balanced dynamic.
Although we do have pretty good foundations and understanding about the facts of the world because of science, for me these are not the really interesting and difficult questions anymore. The really interesting questions around the campfire are about values, how we achieve and promote them.