Can we know something that has not been proven true?

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From what I understand of mathematical proof by induction, it is different to what I was refering to above.

What I was refing to was about arriving at probable principles from past experience (like that the sun will rise tommorow.) Mathematical proof by induction is not concerned with experience; rather, it assumes a general case and shows that if this is true then the next one is true. These are two different things aren't they?
Yes. You are referring to empirical induction, as opposed to mathematical induction.
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ooopss big mistake dint see taht first time around! thanks guys. what other ideas can we use in this essay, u know them areas of knowing.... so far i included mathematics, physics and history... are there any others that any of you are using?
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From Gödel Escher Bash, an Eternal Golden Braid , by Hofstadter:
[conversation between Achilles and the Tortoise]
rip off...
http://www.ditext.com/carroll/tortoise.html
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