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What is the difference between "fact" and "truth?"

I remember the moment in the Indiana Jones movie where he says, "Archaeology is the search for fact... not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall." What is the difference?

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Agree with all points by chatrrajneesh. If we go into greater detail, there are different standards and methods for "proving" facts. Forensic is the legal standard; history has its own standard; each of the sciences, their own standard.