Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

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Date: Wed Apr 17 2002 - 21:53:56 BST

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    On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 04:26 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:

    > But my dictionary suggests that
    > Grant's usage may be more correct.

    Strange and ineffectual dictionary....

    The web's Merriam Webster yields the following- number's 3 through 5 are
    relevant, the others being obsolete and based upon the latin original,
    'a thing made' which, in ye olde cosmology, pertained to God and His
    Creation more than to man and his.

    I would declare the 'the quality of being actual' totally eliminates
    'concept' as being in any way a fact. QED.

    Although it could said to be factual that people have concepts, about
    all kinds of things, even about facts.

    - Wade


    Main Entry: fact
    Pronunciation: 'fakt
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere
    Date: 15th century
    1 : a thing done: as a obsolete : FEAT b : CRIME <accessory after the
    fact> c archaic : ACTION
    2 archaic : PERFORMANCE, DOING
    3 : the quality of being actual : ACTUALITY <a question of fact hinges
    on evidence>
    4 a : something that has actual existence <space exploration is now a
    fact> b : an actual occurrence <prove the fact of damage>
    5 : a piece of information presented as having objective reality
    - in fact : in truth

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