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comment Usage of 'appeal'
Thanks, this is the same answer as Grace below, so please see my comments there.
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comment Usage of 'appeal'
The entities they refer to are things like mass, which although typically unobservable, are the basis of theoretical constructs which can describe evidential phenomena like motion.
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comment Usage of 'appeal'
Right, but this suggests the authority has some agency to take some action. Even in a metaphorical way, I do not see how entities underlying evidential phenomena could have such a property.
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comment “Wanting something to happen”
Yeah 'belief' is better. I am trying to say my acceptance of the idea. Good point about the adverb; I didn't even realise.
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comment “Wanting something to happen”
Well I didn't know what wistfully meant until you mentioned it. I believe that understanding who we are (actually understanding the brain) is a goal that is achievable in my life time. I am trying to qualify that belief by saying perhaps I believe it to be true because I want it to be true.
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