Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

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    Dear Wade,

    > > 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.

    Of course you can. It's just false. :-)

    The fact, ahem, is, "Some concepts are backed up by the entire



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