Nurglitch: joonyer: ...author needs to understand what a fact is. None of the things mentioned in the first paragraph were ever "facts".They're farking assertions, moron. It's like this: "We have evidence that shows that all the dinosaurs we've found so far have been cold-blooded". "Oh look we found one that may be warmblooded, maybe the other ones could have been warm blooded, too. Let's collect more evidence."Facts don't come from philosophy. They come from science.What counts as facts really does come from philosophy. Once you have a philosophy, then you can get around to collecting facts in a fashion that is supported by evidence, and not prone to being fouled by bias or misconstrued by bad theory.The fact is that the facts just are; the issue is with our ability to recognize the facts, and to act accordingly. For example, if your philosophy fetishizes the accumulation of facts at the expense of your reasons for accumulating facts, you may just end up with a collection of information rather than a system of knowledge.
LarryDan43: Facts always have two sides which are debatable. You are entitled in a free country to decide which side makes the most sense to you and your life.
Carn: Rapmaster2000: How come "scientists" can put a man on the moon, but they can't keep my feet from smelling? It's pretty obvious if you think about it. They didn't put a man on the moon. I'm a skeptic. I read Reason.Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder. You're welcome.
Pocket Ninja: The half-life of truth was 45 yearsSee, this is why science should be trusted so rarely and faith will ultimately win in the end. I mean, let's look at science versus, say, Christianity. Jesus was born 2000 years ago, and since then Christianity has gone on truckin'. Meanwhile, science has been wrong (2000/45=44.444) almost 45 times. And each time it's wrong by half, so that's essentially a doubling of its wrongness every 90 years. That means that science has been rendered 100 percent wrong (2000/90=22.22) 22 times since Jesus, which is the equivalent of a 2200 percent error rate. It's astonishing people still get sucked in.
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