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Why are facts cold and hard?


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Sep. 8th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
They aren't always. The fact of a flower's petal arrangement is as solid as any objective theorem, but it's not cold or hard at all.
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I demand some warm fluffy facts!
Sep. 9th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Are there tepid facts? Hot facts? Just how cold are cold facts? Chilly? Freezing? Approaching zero Kelvin?
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think they are, usually. Most facts are pretty fuzzy around the edges. Maybe not things like multiplication tables, but objective truths are hard to find.
Sep. 9th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
objective truths are hard to find.

Stand back, I'm going to try mathematics on that!
Sep. 9th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Steel mesh is hard, but still fuzzy around the edges.
Sep. 9th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
If they were warm and soft they'd be kittens not facts at all.
Sep. 9th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
I'd always wondered how to tell a kitten from a fact.
Sep. 9th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
You can stroke a kitten, but not an abstract concept.
Sep. 9th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
You need to take them out of the fridge and give them time to reach room temperature, otherwise the bread gets all smushed up when you try to spread them on.
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
I always figured it was so that they'd hurt more when they smacked you up side the back of the head.
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