Thread: Can a fact be false?

1. A fact can be proven false but then it isn't a fact anymore therefore it isn't a fact.

2. So.... No A fact Cannot Be wrong?

3. I think no . How fact can be lie ? Im confused .

4. Originally Posted by Bastards
So.... No A fact Cannot Be wrong?
When it is wrong it is no longer a fact.

5. Originally Posted by KingStund202
Well it cant just turn into an opinion right? So its stays in the category of a fact. But just false.

or it can turn into a theory?

6. Originally Posted by BL4CK-D3ATH-

or it can turn into a theory?
WIN
Thats what it turns into, a theory.

7. Originally Posted by m3
A fact can be proven wrong, but then it isn't a fact anymore.
Exactly, so if its false it isn't a fact. Facts cannot be false.
Fact: The Moon Orbits Earth. That cannot be false, so thus it is a fact. However if it stopped orbiting earth, it wouldnt be a "false fact" it would just cease being a fact

8. Originally Posted by arunforce
It's hard to say. You are both kinda right...

When a "fact" is realized as a fact, it has to be true, doesn't mean it can't be proven wrong at a later date, I guess...
Naws, that's a theory.
A fact is something like 2 + 2 = 4.
That can never be proved wrong thus its a fact.
If it could be proven wrong, it wouldn't be a fact but rather completely false and... we would have to rethink mathematics.

9. Originally Posted by Aqua Structure
Naws, that's a theory.
A fact is something like 2 + 2 = 4.
That can never be proved wrong thus its a fact.
If it could be proven wrong, it wouldn't be a fact but rather completely false and... we would have to rethink mathematics.
Mathematics are the last thing you should be using to define facts man. Maths is completely based on axioms.

10. Jesus Christ, are you kidding me?
Mathematics is the only truth we know.
1 + 1 always equals 2.

If we make contact with aliens, the only possible way we will be able to speak with them is through mathematics.

11. Originally Posted by Aqua Structure
Jesus Christ, are you kidding me?
Mathematics is the only truth we know.
1 + 1 always equals 2.

If we make contact with aliens, the only possible way we will be able to speak with them is through mathematics.
Axioms. Google it. If we had 6 fingers on a hand 6 + 6 would be what we now consider to be 10 (or B as we should now call it, seeing as we have 10 fingers on our hands and we therefore only have 10 digits).

12. If you assume something is a fact but is false in reality is false either way.
Stating a fact that can be easily supported with evidence is a fact and will always be a fact.
Unless, If a fact is stated but then proven wrong with further researched evidence then it would be considered false.
dunno/

13. Originally Posted by m3
Axioms. Google it. If we had 6 fingers on a hand 6 + 6 would be what we now consider to be 10 (or B as we should now call it, seeing as we have 10 fingers on our hands and we therefore only have 10 digits).
That's a load of shit. 6 + 6 will always equal 12.
There is no way to get 10 out of SIX OBJECTS and ANOTHER SIX OBJECTS.
Think about it, just because we call it six, doesn't mean if it had a different name (i.e it was called Foeoriojgdfg instead) it wouldn't make it six.

One stone plus another stone, in the whole universe, no matter what species/race/w.e will always equal 2.

14. 1+1=2
Its a fact, because it can bet tested.

You cant test "Dave is an ugly fat ass, believe or not, someone could think he cute"
Hence why its a opinion, cant be proven wrong or right, its just thought.

??Fells like were all high, high chat yo

15. I Dont Really Know.. :/
Maybe..

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