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On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 09:42 , Ned Wolpert wrote:
> Funny, I wonder if we could analyize the meme that
> causes each of us to define the word 'fact', and see how we came up
> with the different flavors of this one word.
I derive my own usage (which does not in any vital way differ from the
Merriam Webster that I posted) from the following quote from Washburn-
"Every fact is backed up by the entire universe."
You cannot replace 'fact' with 'concept' or 'representation' or
'description' and get a meaningful sentence.
And that's a fact. (5 : a piece of information presented as having
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