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If you had an app that told you the truth, would you use it?
3 points by mcartyem 1015 days ago | 11 comments
What would you want from it?



Sounds like one of those silly Quora questions but I'll take a shot at it.

Yes.

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Rather reminds me of this: http://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/episte...

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Who's "truth?"

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Very good point.

FYI, it's whose.

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Exactly. The "truth" is relative.

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The truth based on criteria for truth. Irrefutable truths exist, like 1 + 1 = 2.

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Except when 1 + 1 = 10

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Yes, but the first one is still universal, just it's assumed that we are talking about base 10.

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In base 10, 1+1 is still equal to 10 for very large values of 1.

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I will not use it.

If I need truth about something, I will do research to find out. I do not need app and I do not trust an app for that.

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Would you use an app that verifies your reasoning (for the occasions you are too busy to research the truth or not actively looking for it)?

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