If you're not in Michigan, how do you know it exists?

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  1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
    Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years ago

    If you're not in Michigan, how do you know it exists?

  2. AMAZING THINKER profile image61
    AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years ago

    Same reason I know Narnia doesn't exist; It's a fact not a rumor. A little common sense tells me it can't be a lie.

    1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
      Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer. I would've liked a little bit more of an explanation, however, seeing as I posted this in the philosophy section.

    2. AMAZING THINKER profile image61
      AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We make logical decisions based on the information we know; the chances of us believing something are based on the sources we got the information. Geography is reliable--youtube isn't. People don't believe in Bigfoot because of lack of reliable proof

  3. Wakerra profile image79
    Wakerraposted 5 years ago

    A fact only comes about when faith or belief is tested and comes back true.  I remember reading in a school book once, that people believed flies came from rotting meat, and until someone tested this theory extensively, did they find that flies don't spawn from meat, but rather they lay eggs on the meat.  Many times the things not seen are the most real.  I personally haven't been to Michigan, though I've talked with people who have, and seen it on maps/pictures etc.  I believe it exists, even though I've not seen it myself.

    I think religion ties into this idea as well.  People always want "proof" of a God, or whatever, and even when proof abounds, they still don't believe it because they haven't seen it.  Just because I haven't seen Michigan doesn't make it any more or less real, and even if a group of radicals was to come up and claim that Michigan doesn't exist with "proof" for this claim, doesn't make it any more or less real.  It's just easier to believe that Michigan is real, because we have satelites/pictures/more physical evidence in its favor.  But for things of spiritual nature, we need spiritual proof.  This is personal witness to an individual, and not as easy to share as a road trip/satellite picture, and because it needs to be felt personally, and not experienced with the 5 senses, people disregard it as naught.

    Wow, I went off on a tangent with this one, haven't I?

    1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
      Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your insightful answer. This was the kind of stuff I wanted to hear, so, no, you did not go off on a tangent. smile

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