What does posting on forums boil down to. First, there are a few who exhibit envy over what another has and will put down anything that the other individual presents.
Then there are those who, rush to judgement, simply because they may have never seen the item before. This may be due in part to their lack of longevity in militaria collecting, or it may just be plain ignorance.
Next, there are those who blindly believe everything they read or see in books, not realizing that some who write the books may not be mindful, that some of the photographs they present may be bogus items or that some of the statistics may have been simply copied from another book and may not be correct.
Lastly, there are those who simply have a closed mind and have no original thoughts or of what they may be speaking of. I attribute this to all of the above.
Members who have long term experience in militaria collecting will understand all that I am alluding to.
Should some not, then please accept your fate as you wander through this minefield of militaria collecting.
A characteristic is a fact which tells us something about the nature of a things. If a fact is sometimes connected with a things and sometimes not, then it is not a characteristic and will not help us very much to understand the nature of that thing
Honestly mate, I have no idea what your on about.
I'm trying, maybe its the cold messing with me but I cannot make sense of this post and why there is a picture of a skull with a wrist watch on its forehead.
Heat, for example, is a fact. Heat is not characteristic of water, as water is not always hot. the heat of water depends upon other factors like sun or an electric stove. But heat is a characteristic of fire because fire is always hot and heat of fire does not depend on any other factors. Heat is always connected with fire and tells us something about the nature of fire