Our expert says:
Well, I guess you need to start by basing everything on something, don't you ? And remember, with the average pad, you test it by seeing if the walls remain standing if you lean on them --- and real science ( not some of the airy-fairy stuff some physicists and philosophers like to play with ) TESTS its theories. If you truly try to disprove a theory, and it stands up to that test, then maybe it's true ; and at least it;s worthy considering as true enough until you can devise something better. We can't just sit around waiting for absolutely certainty aboyut everything, or we'd still be waiting for someone to Prove that the wheel might work.
But Aaah, you have hit on one of the most important questions of all when you ask why people are afraid to just say "I don't Know" without translating it into gobbledegook to try to disguise that fact. I always rewarded my students for saying "I don't know". Often it's the mark of a really wise man that he knows WHEN he doesn't know, and he knows WHAT it is that he doesn't know. And he's far safer to have around than the guy who knows nearly nothing, but assumes he knows everything.
It's a liberating thing to recognize --- it the teacher / lecturer / author can't explain himself so you can understand it, that's his fault, and not yours. And if he makes you feel stupid, then he's really atrociously bad at his job. You'd never have caught Albert Einstein behaving like that.
Oh, and Mona ? You may be right, but I just need to make sure about that one, i'll get back to you....
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