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Default What is now Canon?

I copied the following quote and response from another thread to start a discussion here regarding them.

Originally Posted by whulorigan View Post
I have sort of gotten the impression that the point of the Galaxiad is that there is a "Dark Age" of some sort occurring sometime between 1248 and 1900, and that all material from earlier published versions of Traveller is just that: different historians' interpretations and reconstructions based on fragmentary historical records. Thus, the "true" version of the Universe history is up to the referee.

In essence, the Galaxiad is the way of reconciling the various versions of the History of Charted Space: technically none of them are entirely correct - the "true" version is up to the GM's preference (or to retcon as he/she sees fit).
Originally Posted by aramis View Post
Channeling of your inner Marc, eh? Pretty much nailed it.
If everything prior to the Galaxiad is "different historians interpretations and reconstructions based on fragmentary historical records?". then what is then canon for the Traveller Universe? Is there one canon, or are there many, depending on the rules version being used? The post and response appear to mean that there is no longer a "true" single canon.
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