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Apparently You Think They Are The Same Thing

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Posted by Box Holder on March 21, 2002 16:29:19 UTC

Mr yanniru wrote:
"Apparently You Cannot Distinguish
between lie and opinion. verything that you linked to is true in my opinion. To be a lie, the statement has to be known to be untrue by the stator."

Occupant responds:

Apparently you license yourself to assert an opinion without being responsible for whether it is true. As a scientist, I call it a lie to imply one is telling the truth when one is merely asserting an opinion for which one is not planning to take responsibilty. It is more serious when that opinion is an accusation.

My point stands, unfortunately amplified by your
response.

Thank you.

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