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Madellen8's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Madellen8

Dear Graxan,

Aren't those questions of yours still debated within the philosophy of science, under epistemology? I mean there are no simple answers; facts can change, can be influenced by ideology and language, have ethical implications, can appear differently to different people with more facts....on and on.

Haven't you had the experience of a teacher, or politician or salesperson telling you something is fact, but somehow you know it is not quite the whole picture, or there is something fuzzy about the argument. Geez, it happens all the time.

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:25:29 UTC | #873452