THE PEER REVIEW PARADOX

    In science, objective proof demands verification and repeatability by
other people, usually called peers.

    The the existence of peers beyond being mere hallucinations, can not
itself be objectively proven without a peer to verify it.  But it no
peers have been yet verified, who will then act as a verified peer
to peer review the verification of the first peer?

    Therefore there can be no objective proof that other people exist,
otherwise one would be assuming the existance of what one was trying to
prove.  Even scientists are smart enough to avoid circular logic.

    Thus 'objective' science rests at best on whimsy and what people choose
to believe based on subjective experiences of the existence of others, and
emotional needs to not be alone.

    Homer

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Learning implies Learning with Certainty or Learning without Certainty.
Learning across a Distance implies Learning by Being an Effect.
Learning by Being an Effect implies Learning without Certainty.
Therefore, Learning with Certainty implies Learning,
but not by Being an Effect, and not across a Distance.

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