The utility cyclist wrote:
You said what I said was an opinion, why do you think it's opinion and not fact? ........
But please do put up some facts of your own to counter what I said.
Just because you keep saying it's an opinion doesn't change matters.
Little point continuing any discussion with people like you who simply want to devolve things and ignore realities, FACT!
Realities can be constructed. Indeed, they ALL are
constructed by the human mind and we'll never be able to apprehend the entirety of whatever it is that constitutes Reality (or The Truth).
However, some constructed human realities are better than others. How is "better" measured?
If the constituents of a constructed reality (which include language, maths and other basics, as well as the tests-for-truth procedures) are:
* coherent (not full of self-contradictions);
* practical (can be used not just to form intents but to realise them); and
* transferrable (they work across different and diverse cultures)
then that reality is going to have a lot more force than Uncle Wally's latest conspiracy theory or The World According to Trump Tweet.
The various realities can and do also construct facts. There really are alternative facts, which are simply sets of human experiences wrapped in already installed human belief-systems in different ways. "Miracle occur and here is my evidence for one
" is currently a news item going the rounds. If those involved prefer their miracle fact to the alternative fact that they just got lucky .......
But within a culture like ours, we do generally accept certain truth-tests and certain facts emergent from those tests as "correct belief". All of us. So it is remarkable that we humans can nevertheless put our fingers in our ears and go LAH LAH LAH whenever such a fact is presented to us but we feel it inconvenient to some belief or behaviour we wish to cling to for the usual emotional reasons. Yet we all do that. Yes, even me & thee!
Still, some of us come to our senses and accept we must put an erroneous belief to the side in favour of a better-constructed one. The alternative is to go the full fruit-loop and join a cult where whatever you want to believe can be true.