Logic is reliable more often than not.
Science is reliable more often than not.
Mathematics is completely reliable.
Photographs and videos usually provide indisputable sources of information.
Here is a quick scorecard used to do a quick evaluation of an idea:
Circumstantial evidence (evidence that strongly suggests but does not inherently prove) may indicate what is true.
A body of evidence is a collection of circumstantial evidence. A body of evidence may persuade a person or group of the truth of something.
Deduction usually leads to a correct conclusion.
Induction may lead to a correct conclusion.
Certainty is the state of mind that tells you that you know something is true.
Certitude is the state of mind that tells you that you believe something is true.
Statistics is completely reliable.
Hallucination occurs in normal people, as well as abnormal people.
Faith is readiness to believe someone. The word “faith” suggests faith in God.
Inescapability is the characteristic of the human mind of being unable to not believe and/or not know something and/or of not simply having the impact of believing and/or knowing something. In other words, you are always, actually or in effect, locked in to some idea. Even when you experience a…
coginosism: a piece of knowledge or a true belief “Coginosism” is a neologism (new word) coined by Dr. Michael J. Bisconti. Examples: Piece of Knowledge Christmas is in December. True Belief Protecting your loved ones is one of your greatest responsibilities.
One coginosism may be weightier than another but they are still both equally true.
The wieight of a coginosism may vary over time.
Something maintains order in the universe.
Older people are usually better equipped than younger people to determine what is real and what is true. This stems from their usually greater experience and usually greater insight. (Insight is different from data and information [connected data].)
People who have spent more years in a field of study or at a job are usually better equipped than younger people in the same field of study or job to determine what is real and what is true in that field of study or job. This stems from their…
Data is a report of perception (a report of something that one has perceived [seen, heard, tasted, smelled, or felt]) that has not been connected to any other report of perception.
Information is data that has been connected to other data.
Insight is knowledge that arises from the unconscious connecting of data and/or information. Insight is usually proportional to the amount of data and/or information that one has digested (understood and learned).
Knowledge is something true that is known. It can be data, information, insight, or another form of knowledge.
A fact is a piece of specific knowledge. It is either data or information. It is never an insight, even though insight is knowledge.
Truth is something that is true whether or not it is known.