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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:33 pm 
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A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.-- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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 Post subject: Re: Perception
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:12 am 
Wayne Stollings wrote:
A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.-- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


'Course, that's just Bertrand Russell's perception of the matter.


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I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
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What the hell is inaccuracy, but a lie????????????

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 Post subject: Re: Perception
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RF wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:
A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.-- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


'Course, that's just Bertrand Russell's perception of the matter.




The problem with that quote is that it is a construct that deals in abstracts where it only holds true upon certain occassions. If a smart man told a stupid man that water is wet or that shirt is black, I think most would agree that the reports would not be suspect.

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Grace wrote:
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
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What the hell is inaccuracy, but a lie????????????


If someone is intentionally inaccurate (knowing the truth but deliberately conveying it otherwise), that would be a lie. If someone believes something to be the truth, but are mistaken about it, that doesn't mean they're lying.


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Grace wrote:
Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
Grace wrote:
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
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What the hell is inaccuracy, but a lie????????????


If someone is intentionally inaccurate (knowing the truth but deliberately conveying it otherwise), that would be a lie. If someone believes something to be the truth, but are mistaken about it, that doesn't mean they're lying.


Grace, I have to give you credit for not just re-posting my first post with this ... I do not know if I could have resisted such a straight line if you had not already given the answer. :lol:

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
Grace wrote:
Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
Grace wrote:
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
~ Samuel Butler



What the hell is inaccuracy, but a lie????????????


If someone is intentionally inaccurate (knowing the truth but deliberately conveying it otherwise), that would be a lie. If someone believes something to be the truth, but are mistaken about it, that doesn't mean they're lying.


Grace, I have to give you credit for not just re-posting my first post with this ... I do not know if I could have resisted such a straight line if you had not already given the answer. :lol:


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