How could it have been a fact if it were not true? o-O
Another stupid day for the Questionator!
this is just a test answer
Internet never lies
Yes-cause facts change with better information available
You didn't know that then, did you?
Quite correct. Question should have referred to something you assumed was fact. Or incorrectly thought was a fact.
its funny but what was meant was a very good Q so ....shame to ruin that
Excuse me but this question is wrongly worded.If its a 'fact',it can never be untrue or not true.
The questionator ought to have asked: What's one thing you always believed........
I am sorry but I had to point it out.
I think this answer was a lot better than awolnationfan's answer.
Yes it can-a fact is something that can be verified by experiments and knowledge-and since knowledge expands with awareness-facts have can and do change-based on new evidence and new discoveries
Actually 151rby, As far as "facts" are concerned, scientists will caution you that even though they will appear to be using the term in the same way as everyone else, there are background assumptions which are crucial. When most people refer to a "fact," the are talking about something which is definitely, absolutely and unquestionably true. For scientists, a fact is something which is assumed to be true, at least for the purposes of whatever they are doing at the moment, but which might be refuted at some point.
It is this implicit fallibilism which helps differentiate science from other human endeavors. It is certainly the case that scientists will act as if something is definitely true and not give much thought to the possibility that it is wrong - but that doesn't mean that they ignore it completely. This quote from Stephen Jay Gould illustrates the issue nicely:
Moreover, 'fact' doesn't mean 'absolute certainty'; there ain't no such animal in an exciting and complex world. The final proofs of logic and mathematics flow deductively from stated premises and achieve certainty only because they are NOT about the empirical world. ...In science 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional consent.'
i agree with that
I do too. :)
Santa doesn't ride in a sled. He uses Amazon.
If you cross your eyes for too long, they'll get stuck that way!
The more languages you speak, the easier it is to communicate all around the world.
You only need one language, the one the person in front of you speaks. Every other language is useless if they can't speak yours.
Milton Berle was really a jewish women.......... it was devastating........
He did look exactly like my EX-MIL.
your too funny!
I believed medicine was safe.
Now I know that it is better to take less medicine or no medicine because the medical community is always finding out about detrimental side effects.
I believed Alzheimer's could not be avoided.
Now I know that Alzheimer's disease is a collection of metals and saturated fat consumed from the water we drink and food we eat. This includes eating foods cooked in an iron skillet, drinking water from copper pipes. and eating processed foods like cookies.
That our government did everything possible to ensure our safety, and wellbeing.
I always held the Police in high regard. Now, I know a lot of them are crooks. For instance, we elected a new County Sherrif and when my daughter found out who he was, she just screamed and said he use to sell drugs to her and her friends. He would take the drugs which the department had confiscated and sell it to kids. That just blew my mind. The awful thing is, that it just is not my little county, or State, but it happens in all of them. The truth hurts.
That the moon is not made from cheese
pretty/handsome people are more confident was the belief.. and I learnt it's not true
That duct tape wasn't spelled "duck tape"
blood thicker then water
Do you mean "than water" ?
A true love does not hurt
Once upon a time I thought markets were impartial and efficient. They are actually manipulated.
that there is freedom of speech in USA
I always tried to believe that my biological father would always love me no matter what but a few years ago I realised that will never happen as he will never except me for who I am but thats ok because I have my dad (stepdad) who has always loved and excepted me no matter what.
That my mom knew EVERYTHING...
My dad used to tell me that no one would ever love me. I guess that ended up being a self-fulfilling prophecy because I'm still single, but I no longer believe his poison words. I know that atleast God loves me.