Replying to LO30901 --
In a message dated 1/20/2004 10:15:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Accepting things as facts, set in stone, limits our abilities to
>learn through questioning.
Please read your own words "Accepting things as facts . . ." - no I'm
talking about FACTS the facts themselves, not some nebulous
I've had this conversation so many times. The word "fact" is defined
as truth and that is how you used it in the statement above and how I
Is it your implication that one cannot accept facts as facts?
Please be kind enough to believe that when I say the word fact I MEAN
the word fact.
Main Entry: fact
Etymology: Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere
Date: 15th century
1 : a thing done: as a : obsolete : FEAT b : CRIME <accessory after the fact>
c : archaic : ACTION
2 : archaic : PERFORMANCE, DOING
3 : the quality of being actual : ACTUALITY <a question of fact hinges on
4 a : something that has actual existence <space exploration is now a fact> b
: an actual occurrence <prove the fact of damage>
5 : a piece of information having objective reality
- in fact : in truth
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