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Posted Apr 6, '08 at 12:41am

Moegreche

Moegreche

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Are parts of language a fact, as you eluded to, Armed?  "They'd still be humans by fact."  So even if we decided to call them something else, they would remain "human?"  Or is it just if one person changes a word.
The thing about Pluto not being called a planet, though, isn't "human" or "green" just another label, too?

 

Posted Apr 6, '08 at 1:00am

Eshploded

Eshploded

503 posts

Belief is probably something that refers to a controversial idea. Knowledge is something that refers to something more concrete like facts or skills.

 

Posted Apr 6, '08 at 1:03am

Moegreche

Moegreche

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Well, it looks like we have quite a few different views on belief and knowledge, but I came here for a definition so you guys work it out.
My suggestion would be a cage match, but let's see if we can't hammer out a solid idea of belief vs. knowledge that we can all live with :)

 

Posted Apr 6, '08 at 1:20am

CheesyFreak

CheesyFreak

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belief is putting your trust in something that cant be proved. to know is to have knowledge on something that can be proven and has already been proven.

 

Posted Apr 6, '08 at 1:25am

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

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Well, languages all matter on how you say them. I mean just lables, though. Even though Pluto can be labled as a planet, all it means is that whether it falls in under the defenition of planet. If I said the grass was green, then it would depend on what the defenition of green was. Then I could make a new word with the same defenition, the grass hasn't changed.

Kk, I'm on the left. I'm gonna have a hammer, engraved on it shall be my veiw on this thread. Whoever says nay shall face me in the cage match, and I shall batter them with my hammer. >:(