Re: Information

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    Hi Robin Faichney -

    >The "best" anything, unless
    >what's "better" is entirely explicit and agreed, is about valuation,
    >a matter of opinion. If you don't agree, let's hear your case.

    Look, I totally agree that _anything_ that _anyone_ has _ever_ said at
    _any_ time is _fiction_- and thus opinion is a great deal of it, and that
    the best thing that anyone could ever say would also be open to opinion,
    but the _best way to use a word_ ain't, and never was, a matter of
    _opinion_. It has always and shall ever more remain, a matter of

    1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by
    positive knowledge or proof.

    Your use of the language proportedly common to us all is exasperatingly
    idiosyncratic, and it appears you've enlarged your scope to the realms of
    philosophy as well, where nothing is at its best.

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