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Not to otherwise disagree with your post

but you picked a curious example.

'I need not burn my fingers by touching my wood burning stove (which currently holds a roaring fire) in order to confirm the fact that it's hot--however strenuously a subjectivist might protest: "You won't really know until you try it!" '

The way I see it, the subjectivist would have burned her hand once and realized the stove was hot. A second experience is not necessary. The objectivist would have burned his hand once then designed a double-blind test to confirm that his "supremely unreliable" senses didn't merely fool him into thinking the stove was hot. Unfortunately, our objectivist is likely to get burned again . . . but at least he'll be doubly-blind.

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