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it's impossible for people to be completely objective

there is some sort of subjectivity involved
which allows for dispute

from dictionary.com

fact is "a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true"

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fuzala fuzala

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In other words, the instance itself is always objective. Everything in nature is objective. Everything in nature is a fact. Regardless of how people may interpret it, there is still a fact - even if it isn't necessarily seen by the individuals.

For instance, humans regarded that the world was flat as a fact. But humans' speculation isn't what determines what's fact and what's not. The fact is that the world is round, whether known or unknown to humans. No amount of subjectivity can influence the actual, factual, objective condition of the earth. Likewise for every other aspect of nature, whether it's the earth's orbit around the sun or that Susie tore page 42 out of some book. These things can be argued over, sure, but it doesn't affect fact

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it's impossible for people to be completely objective

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from dictionary.com

fact is "a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true"

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fuzala fuzala

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But actual experience or observation does not necessarily lead to what the individual experiences as being fact. Rather, it's merely an observation until proven or disproven.

Time for an example.

Two people observe a soda can spilling.
Person A: The wind knocked it over.
Person B: No, Person C knocked it over.

In reality, the wind knocked it over.

Both people observe the same thing happening. Just because person B thinks he observes C knocking it over doesnt mean the observation is a fact. Yes, the fact of how the can spilled can be disputed, but the overall circumstance is objective.
On the other hand, two opinions about the instance can be subjective; however, one observation is still *fact*, while the other is simply a misinformed observation.

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actually

a fact is also defined as something that is observed/experienced

since that is subjective
people are still able to argue and debate about facts

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fuzala fuzala

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This was pulled from Webster

fact: a piece of information presented as having objective reality

A fact cannot be subjective. It contradicts the very nature of a fact.

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Turtles seem like very <em>laid-back</em> individuals, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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I thought I let you off way too easy 10 months ago
you were being a complete bubkis
so I felt the desire to say something about a week ago

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people are entitled to their own facts

you'll have professionals in one area who have contentious issues and will disagree with each other's facts

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fuzala fuzala

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Then they aren't facts to begin with. Just educated opinions.

A fact would be something that is indisputably true.

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Turtles seem like very <em>laid-back</em> individuals, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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and calm down with your stank attitude

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fuzala fuzala

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You'd think that some time in the last 10 months I would have calmed down a bit.

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I don't think you understand. The Bible is not about moral rules and regulations, its all about Jesus Christ. From Genesis to Revelation. Muslims do not belief in the deity of Christ so... yes, there is a difference. The quran and the Bible are incomparable in fact. Christianity and Islam have two different purposes entirely. Muslims use their works such as prayer etc. to appease Allah. Whereas Christians are saved only through grace, good works do nothing to please God. We live morally and follow the Bible because we are Christians, we aren't Christians because we live morally and follow the Bible.

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"Whereas Christians are saved only through grace, good works do nothing to please God."

Actually, no.

"We live morally and follow the Bible because we are Christians, we aren't Christians because we live morally and follow the Bible."

What?

Although the Bible is primarily about the Redemption of the world through the works of Jesus, there are clear moral codes that Christians must follow. Also, we may be saved by grace, but in order to obtain that grace, you have to live virtuously. Just because Christ saved us from our sins doesn't mean we can kill people and still get in to Heaven. That's fairly basic knowledge. I don't know where you're getting that God doesn't care about good works.

And besides, this whole post was directed towards the irrelevancy of the existence of a deity or Heaven or Hell, in regards to human morality.

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Studies suggest that this is completely true. While typing a statement, our primary goal is often to get it done quickly. After completing that goal, the rush of finishing a task pushes us to press send before we have a chance to extensively review for errors.

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That is complete BS.

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"For traveling where no man has gone before."

It just sounds so badass.

A hundred years from now, when children are learning about the history of Ancient America, they'll just be like, "Holy shit. That Jack dude was such a bad ****."

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Wouldn't "depends" essentially be supporting it?
Depends would mean that you support it given the circumstances. Pro-death penalty would, obviously, also depend on the circumstances, seeing as it would be silly to dish out death penalties for every crime someone commits.

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When I was in elementary school, my last name got changed to "only."

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But now that you're in middle school, Spell Check knows your last
name.

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J_A_C_K J_A_C_K

So many religions, each with different gods. How many are real gods?

I totally get what you're saying, but isn't it possible that some of these many deities are just multiple names for the same god?

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That's the thought I've always had. Like every religion worships the same god, but has different interpretations of who he is.

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No breaking news to me. Nothing I haven't heard before. But the thing is, the Bible wasn't pulled out of the brains of men. It was inspired of God. Sure, the books were written by men, tell the stories of men, and was meant to be read by men, but every word in the Bible is ordained of God. Mulitple people mentioned in the Bible wrote books, but their words are not in the Bible because they were not inspired by God. True, many parallels can be seen with other Holy books, but the MAIN reason for the Bible is unparallel with other books. The Bible was written so that man can know that God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us seeing as we cannot redeem ourselves. All the other messages in God's Word like love, justice, relationships etc. are present in other Holy Books but those books were not inspired by God, the creator and Lord of this universe. And, the reason why a certain moral compass is present in these other books and in the minds of men is because God has made us in His image and so natural laws like committing murder and loving one another are, well, natural for us; but as time progresses and sin becomes more prevalent in society even certain natural laws are lost by some

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So if the Bible and Quran contain the exact same moral messages, then why would it make a difference even if the Bible was inspired by God? Clearly this "inspiration" didn't effect the content (regarding morality) of the Bible too much, otherwise these moral messages would not draw similarities with other Holy Books.

"The Bible was written so that man can know that God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us seeing as we cannot redeem ourselves,"
Regardless, whether Jesus Christ came to save us or not, men would still have the same morals and values as men who lived 500 years before the time of Jesus. The coming of Jesus doesn't change a human's definition of what is good or bad. Therefore, if that's the "MAIN difference" then there really isn't much of a difference at all.

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The invention of religion (as in whether or not christianity is true, it still would have been created at some point) doesn't really create or define what is right and what is wrong, so much as it just takes humans' instinctual knowledge of good and bad and orders it into a pretty, bullet point format.

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Nah. Society has changed. Its pretty normal for a 16 year old kid to smoke or drink now.

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So if you're 16 (or any age at all) , and you could pick 5 things to say about yourself, you would choose to tell someone that you smoke and drink? Those are just oddly straightforward and personal questions to ask. And these questions are meant to spark common interest/basic knowledge of a person. It's almost like you're trying to do small talk with someone, and the first question you ask them is, "ARE YOU A SMOKER?" It's just weird.

And I hate when people say stuff like that. I feel like it was just as common back in the day for a 16 year old to drink and smoke as it is now. Just like people are as sexually promiscuous now as they were in the 1930's.

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48/2(9+3)
48/2*12
24*12
24 times 12 is 288

PEMDAS
Multiplication and division are on the same level, so you do whichever operation comes first in the problem.

Unless this is supposed to be joke or something.

Also, http://mathway.com/answer.aspx?...?p=?p=Simplify

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Well yes there's certainly some things we can both agree, but as a whole person, we will never see eye to eye completely because we live for different things

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I don't think there's a single person on Earth who you can see completely eye to eye with on every subject.

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There is not problem with proofreading, and in the long run it'd probably be best to proofread, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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I'm pretty sure the recipe actually wants black people. they add a lot of flavor

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But why would it say to grind them? Everyone knows black people are best served whole.

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You guys are so dumb! OP never said that the boyfriend donated the ovaries! He probably just coincidentally died from some unrelated accident.

Also, hate to rain on the parade, but this is copy and pasted straight from the internet. This isn't really OP's post.

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