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Fact Deffinition

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Posted by Aaron Viviano on May 28, 2002 15:27:24 UTC

A fact is merely well-accepted beliefs that they are not reasonably doubted in a certain context.

Actually a fact is:

fact

n 1: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case" 2: a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts" 3: an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell" 4: a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"

source www.dictionary.com

A fact is not a beleif.

"A fact is merely well-accepted beliefs that they are not reasonably doubted in a certain context."

So any thing that was well accepted was a fact, pending certain context. Those last 2 words are a very nice loop hole.

Thanks, but your definition just doesn't make any sense to me especially when one can determine the context by your self and not by definition. That is falling down a very dark hole in human thought. After all in the Nazis context it was a fact that the Jews were mere animals that must be exterminated and the KKK's context was the white people were better than black people. Since context of a fact by your definition is determined by the person and not the definition, the person determines the factual value of something and not the fact it self.

And I just can' agree with that deffinition.
Sorry.
I hope you see the flaw in your arguement.
May God bless us everone - Tiny Tim

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