Tell a man there are a billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he must touch it to know. Why?

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"'Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it he'll have to touch it to be sure (Anon.)' what does this suggest about the way different types of knowledge are justified?" Hot plates have to be touched. It is common knowledge that no matter how many times a waitress tells you that the plate is hot; you have to …

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…the most easily believed type of information due to its hard existence. Most historical information has been transcribed into some form of writing or has been recorded in some way, so, most people in the world tend to believe the written word, especially on reported past events. In all, justification seems not to be what most seek with their knowledge, but more comfort with the information and also other people to validate what they "know."