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The difference between fact and belief.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg R Thomas Oct 12, 2013. 50 Replies

I would like to start a forum reference to the difference between fact and belief. I have heard several arguments wherein a fact is subject to interpretation. Would anyone care to elaborate? I think…Continue

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Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"@Physeter: Thanks. SourceWikipedia: A source is the start, beginning, or origin of something. →"
Oct 12, 2013
Physeter replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Einstein's theory of General Reletivity explained gravity as "space-time curvature," something which had not been known before. Before Einstein, we didn't know black holes could exist, because we didn't know how gravity…"
Oct 12, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"@Yahweh: "
Oct 12, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
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Oct 12, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"This one had me scratching my head. If memory serves it was Newton not Einstein who came up with the theory of gravity."
Oct 12, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"@Bob: Maybe this guy can explain the scientific method to you, personally I find him to be a very capable at explaining complicated ideas. <iframe width="420" height="315"…"
Oct 12, 2013
Unseen replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Perhaps, but later observations can be construed as urther confirmation."
Oct 12, 2013
Unseen replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Gravity isn't a real thing, gravity is a human concept made up in an effort to explain observations and potentially predict future observations. Everything is real when put into the proper category. For example, unicorns are real mythological…"
Oct 12, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"@ Brother Bob: Have you ever heard of the word hodgepodge? For some reason when I read your last post that word popped into my head."
Oct 12, 2013
Yahweh replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Fact: what it is. belief: what i think it is. "
Oct 12, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"That's the way we develop models, @Gregg.  All models in science are developed and tested so as to conform to existing observations. It's only when we test the predictions of the model on new data that we actually have evidence for…"
Oct 11, 2013
Gregg R Thomas replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Thanks for the chuckle. :)"
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Can you explain what you mean by "is the case"?"
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"I think you're creating another false dichotomy, @Strega. In which group does a scientific theory fall, for you?  Fact, or belief? Facts are often affected by our mindset, because our mindset determines what observations we choose to make,…"
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bob replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"If I knock something off my desk, I can observe it accelerate toward the floor. That is an observation. That is not a theory of gravitation.   The way you are using "gravity" is as a magical word, like the way you feel theists…"
Oct 11, 2013
Unseen replied to Max Powers's discussion 'The difference between fact and belief.'
"Facts are what is the case. A belief is basically no more than attitude or opinion about somthing which may or may not be the case."
Oct 11, 2013

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