Therefore everything that people lable as a true statement is just a belief because they cannot know for sure (they aren’t able to prove it and it is always possible to disprove it). Therefore in this sense a scientific truth is equal to a mathematical truth if we believe that both of them are true.

What is the difference between truth and fact TOK?

In the technical sense, facts can answer certain ‘why’ questions, like ‘where’ or ‘when’, and even ‘how’, while truth answers the question ‘why’. The question of ‘how’, and even ‘what’, are said to be answerable by either of the two.

What is the difference between a fact and a truth?

A fact is something that’s indisputable, based on empirical research and quantifiable measures. Facts go beyond theories. They’re proven through calculation and experience, or they’re something that definitively occurred in the past. Truth is entirely different; it may include fact, but it can also include belief.

What is a truth in TOK?

Tok vocabularies – defining terms like "Truth" and "Belief" Extracts from this document… Truth is an idea we get when we exclude lies, distortion, concealment, and errors. Some truths can be true for a group of people and false for another.