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Ask Marilyn: Who's Telling the Truth?

Jeff Marchant of Port Jervis, New York, writes:

Marilyn: Suppose Fred and Ethyl both believe the sky is green. Fred tells you the sky is green. Ethyl tells you the sky is blue. Who is lying? And who is telling the truth?

Marilyn responds:

Ethyl is lying. She believes the sky is green. Fred is telling the truth. "Telling the truth" isn't the same as stating a fact.


 
 
 
 

 

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