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I Know That "fact" And "truth" Are Two Different Things

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    Truth is relative, and fact is undisputable. But, new information alters fact AND truth equally. Truth is unquantifyable, as fact is reached using the scientific method. Example: I beleive it to be the truth that all beings are innately good, but not even personal experiences can...
    catchusleepin catchusleepin 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2011

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    Fact Or Truth?

    I think if I ever opened a bookshop, or were allowed to shelve a library the way I want to, I would have two sections in it and only two. One would be for all the reference books,  and I would label it "FACTS" The other section would have all the works of fiction, philosophy and...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 11 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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