What Do You Know For Sure?

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  1. Chris Tinglin

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    started to get a bit into epistemology (how do we know what we know) in another thread about engravers' motives/mistakes.
    got me thinkin. i remembered that oprah ( [​IMG] ) has started to ask her guests at the end of a show re the one thing they know for sure (about life, the universe and everything).
    what say yee, homeys? can we get enuff collective wisdom of absolute certainties to weave a proper understanding of how the parallel universes mesh? i mean, is it true that there's always room for jello?
     
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    Death, at least in our understood form, will occur at some point to myself. Death is the only constant inevitable.
     
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    I know with absolute certainty that the mass of the earth is greater than that of the piece of paper on my desk.
     
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    That I am in control of my own destiny. My life is my own, and I fear for anyone who tries to take that away from me.
     
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    I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "The more I learn, the less I know." I like that.

    Don, That's great irony between your post and your sig. So your destiny is randomness?
     
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    I know what my senses tell me. I know that these senses are often inaccurate and misleading. I know the musings and thoughts of others on what they observe. From these one can construct a method for modelling what is observed, and that is what I do.
     
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    I know that I will never, ever, go on a date with Emmanuelle Beart. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I know for certain that my dog pee's on my curtains...I just caught him! Dang blasted Chihuahua!
     
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    "The only constant is change."
    That is about all I remember from calculus. [​IMG]
    Dan Hine
     
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    I know everything. I think.
     
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    One or the other, Jack.

    I'm fairly certain both aren't possible.
     
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    Now I'm not so sure. I dunno.
     
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    I know that I have some of the longest farts on the planet. [​IMG]
     
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    What do I know for sure?

    It was Gene Siskel who asked all of his interviewee's this question at the end of each interview.

    Oprah just "borrowed" the idea.
     
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    I now know that I do not know.
     
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    and i know for sure that alf is right. sorry, i couldn't remember who she attributed that question to.
     
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    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Chris Columbus is a poor filmmaker.
     
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