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Oct 8, 2012
Wally - the Absolute Zen Master of the parting shot. If he could communicate by thought, instead of making the effort of speaking, Dilbert would be on the floor with smoke coming out his ears....
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Oct 8, 2012
During an argument on line, I stated my thoughts on a subject. The reply went something like:
Them: Who asked you?
Me: I am entitled to have an opinion.
Then: Where is your evidence to back it up?
Me: Opinion - Noun - A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.
Oct 8, 2012
@RxF "Now I am going to bed. That's a fact." No, that is a statement, it only becomes a fact if you actually went to bed.
Oct 8, 2012
The no-selfless-person argument requires it to be axiomatic that I have feeling good as one of my life goals. When I've tried that one, the results are sad. I don't think I do anymore.
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Oct 7, 2012
A fact is a fact, whether or not anyone can prove it or knows it. (e.g. my grandmother died without telling anyone where she had hidden her will. It location is an unknown fact.)

An informed opinion might be a subjective one, and not a matter of fact at all. (e.g. I think that Tolstoy is a better novelist than Dickens. I am immensely erudite, have read everything that both of them ever wrote, have read every critic who has ever written on these authors - yet my opinion, though informed, is only an opinion, not a fact.

Now I am going to bed. That's a fact.
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