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A firearm question for you Lefties

#1 Jan 17 2013 at 7:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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gbaji wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
The absolute truth is that there would have likely...?

Yes. I understand that most people have only a simplistic grasp of language, but that's a perfectly correct formulation. Absolute refers to truth. Likely refers to the odds of a given outcome.

It's like saying that it's absolutely true that a good diet and regular exercise will decrease your odds of getting heart disease. Does it guarantee that you wont? No. Does it guarantee that everyone who doesn't will? No. But everything else being the same, you're less likely to develop heart disease if you have a good diet and regular exercise than if you don't. That's an "absolute truth".

No, that is not how English works.
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