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74 Post author: sarahconstantin 02 December 2016 06:55PM

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Comment author: schizoidboy 01 December 2016 07:54:27PM 1 point [-]

Nice post. I think a similar type of post would be a theory post, where facts might still exist (except for a priori theories) but the investigation is to try to understand some philosophy or realm of thought. I think these are important because it keeps the fact posts in context. For example, if I were a middle class person in the soviet union researching facts on pregnancy and childbirth by going to libraries in Moscow in the 1950s, the available facts (e.g. what scientific test was run versus not run) might be different.