[at-l] Facts

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Sun Nov 1 11:15:58 CST 2009


JJJ wrote:
> The definition of "fact" is: "Knowledge or information based on real 
> occurrences".   The height of a mountain is a good example.  The 
> height is measured as best as possible based on the technology 
> available at the time.  As technology improves, the measured height 
> "fact" changes.  Or does it really change, or just becomes more 
> accurate?  Dunno.  But anyhoo, the original question was whether or 
> not facts take on a qualitative value of "good".  My thought is that 
> facts are neutral and take on no value, good or bad.


Is it a fact that you just replied to a post from over 6 months ago???   

:-) 

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>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Felix J <mailto:AThiker at smithville.net>
>     *To:* KGJ <mailto:jplynch at crosslink.net>
>     *Cc:* at-l at backcountry.net <mailto:at-l at backcountry.net>
>     *Sent:* Monday, April 20, 2009 7:19 PM
>     *Subject:* Re: [at-l] Facts
>
>     KGJ wrote:
>>     I've got a buddy who likes to debate the "facts" of hiking and
>>     such.  He insists that facts are "good", and I say that facts
>>     take on no inherent value.  Is there an axiom in logic that
>>     bolsters my claim?
>
>     The 'facts' are always changing, aren't they?  So, most don't hold
>     true for very long. 
>
>     -- 
>     Felix J. McGillicuddy
>     ME-->GA '98
>     "Your Move"
>     ALT '03 KT '03
>     http://Felixhikes.tripod.com/
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-- 
Felix J. McGillicuddy
ME-->GA '98
"Your Move"
ALT '03 KT '03
http://Felixhikes.tripod.com/

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