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    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence?

    So the fact that a belief is 'old' is no argument in its favour.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: comprehension

    'old' as in a long held belief. For example, the belief that God created the world has been around since ancient times, but would you use that premise (i.e., that that belief has been around for a long time, that it's a long held belief) as an argument in support of, say, Creationsim? How favourable/strong is that argument?

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    Re: comprehension


    Dear Cas,
    This is difficult to understand. Could you please kindly paraphrase the sentence?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    'old' as in a long held belief. For example, the belief that God created the world has been around since ancient times, but would you use that premise (i.e., that that belief has been around for a long time, that it's a long held belief) as an argument in support of, say, Creationsim? How favourable/strong is that argument?

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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    So the fact that a belief is 'old' is no argument in its favour.
    The fact that people have believed something for a long time does not necessarily mean that it is true.

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    Re: comprehension

    queenbu's got it.

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    Re: comprehension


    Hi queenbu,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu
    The fact that people have believed something for a long time does not necessarily mean that it is true.

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