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December 12th, 2005
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Learning styles, and the fallibility of grown ups

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From:ixwin
Date:December 12th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
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just stating your theory in non-question form with no qualifiers doesn't necessarily indicate certainty

I tend to assume that it does.
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From:the_alchemist
Date:December 12th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps it depends on what you mean by 'certainty'. I tend towards the opinion that nothing is absolutely certain, or at least nothing that people seriously discuss is absolutely certain, so if we reserved speaking without qualifiers for absolutely certain things then we wouldn't do it at all. I therefore use it for things I believe, things I'm reasonably confident about, things I have a lot of evidence for and no evidence against. If I'm absolutely certain about something, I say so.
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