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Posted by Mario Dovalina on July 12, 2002 00:50:15 UTC

***Do you think it is possible to know something without being able to prove it?***

For me, at least, the very criteria by which I determine the degree to which I "know" something is directly based on the amount of proof I have for it. So, relative to me, I'd say "no" to your question by reason of definition.

Now it gets interesting, though. I'd say "yes" to your question if you're referring to experiences relative to, and exclusive to, me. For example, I KNOW (and this is probably the only thing I know) that I exist, and experience consciousness. But I could never prove that to you, just as you could never prove to me that you exist outside my mind.

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