Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

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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
    objective reality)

    - Wade

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