[Ads-l] lie

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 22 16:03:46 EDT 2021


https://www.yahoo.com/news/thought-knew-sun-color-lie-133422094.html :

What You Thought You Knew About the Sun’s Color Is a Lie

(People say it's yellow, but it's really white. Liars!)

JL

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:19 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting how one deals with opinions expressed as facts, especially when
> they are found to be wrong later. Are they Schrodinger statements, only
> found to be true or false once we "open the box"?
>
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021, 10:05 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 'any idea or statement that is untrue or that one disagrees with.'
> >
> > I've been hearing this a lot on cable news, though not from journalists.
> > Ex.:
> >
> > Quora.com:  "Electrons absolutely positively do not whizz around the
> > nucleus of an atom. That idea is a lie-to-children, a simplification told
> > [to] young kids in grade school."
> >
> > CNN: "Rugged individualism is a lie."
> >
> > Also v.:
> >
> > Protest sign seen on FOX News: "FAUCI LIED PEOPLE DIED"
> >
> > JL
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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> >
>
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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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