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"Even a broken clock is right twice a day. " Is it really right?

So I posted this quote as my google statues and my friend had an Idea:
"Unless you don't have a reliable standard to compare that clock with, it is useless to consider this fact that the clock might be right 2 times. Clock is a measurement instrument with which you measure something else, so if you wan't to verify it you need another clock which works 100% correct"
What do you think? Shouldn't we consider that maybe others can be right sometimes? How can we define this "standard" that my friend mentioned?

Topics: philosophy

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  • Jul 7 2013: When majority of people accept and acknowledge certain conventions,practices,rules and regulations then it becomes a Standard. But, when anything becomes standard then that standard may be right or wrong. In the ancient times majority of the people believed that sun rotates around the earth and it became a standard. Then one day somebody(Copernicus) challenged this standard and proved that it is the earth which rotates around the sun. And now this is the standard.

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