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Truths everyone knows but are wrong

  1. Dec 24, 2003 #1
    Hopefully not off topic..

    Just interested if anyone wants to post a "truth" that everyone knows is wrong, but cannot prove it!

    I'll start off -

    You don't exist.
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  3. Dec 24, 2003 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Good idea!

    There are invisible, undetectable monsters under your bed.
  4. Dec 24, 2003 #3
    The Sock Monster really does exist.
  5. Dec 24, 2003 #4


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    Any theory that does not make measurable predictions cannot be debunked.


    There are undetectable gnomes resposible for all of the physical forces.

    The universe is sentient/self aware.
  6. Dec 25, 2003 #5
    I could be a figment of your imagination...

    And the thing about there being undetectable monsters under my bed, I've detected them before, beyatch.
  7. Dec 25, 2003 #6
    If you restrict the commonsense leeway enough, virtually everything outside of "I exist" becomes unknowable...
  8. Dec 25, 2003 #7
    If you restrict it even more the possibility that you are a figment of someone else's imagination comes into play, by which one can't even be sure of one's own existence.
  9. Dec 25, 2003 #8
    Exactly. It really is crazy that way...

    But leave it to the Nihilist to deny everything (that's taking Skepticism too far)...
  10. Dec 26, 2003 #9
    Heres another:
    Nihilists are right.
  11. Dec 26, 2003 #10


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    Re: Re: Undebunkables..

    Not those, the other ones.
  12. Dec 26, 2003 #11
    Re: Re: Re: Undebunkables..

    Jeez, I've discovered 5 different freakin phyla and over 260 different species of monsters and you're telling me there're more?
  13. Dec 27, 2003 #12
    haha nice.. i can't disprove 0 :wink:

    another one i just though of - I live forever !
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  15. Dec 27, 2003 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    White mice are really a super intelligent race that has been torturing researchers with nonsense responses for years.

    Oh yes, white mice are born with cancer; it just doesn't become detectable until later.
  16. Jan 17, 2004 #15
    I'm in a coma
    (and just dreaming all of this)

    i watched the Twilight Zone marathon recently--one of the shows was Dennis Weaver (Chester of the Gunsmoke series) dreaming the same dream every night-the dream always began in the courtroom as he was being sentenced to death-

    -the essential story remained the same (yet some of the 'characters' would change-a different Judge, or Priest-who were or had been people he had known in 'reality').....-he pleaded with his lawyer , a 'dreamed character' as he was in jailcell waiting to be be executed in the dream every night-and he attempted to explain his prediciment -persuading him that he (the lawyer) was 'in reality' only a 'dreamed up ' character--

    "No one is tried and executed the same day!"......

    If you are reading this, and saw this episode.....prove i'm not just part of YOUR DREAM.....WAKE UP!!!!
  17. Jan 17, 2004 #16
    Jesus was an alien.

    I love my job.
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