Okay, so this is probably not of any interest other than a good bit of muttering nothing and a spot of fun.
here it goes....
Abstraction, [ab*strac*tion]; n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance.
ORIGIN: abstract, latin abstractus, "drawn away"
Confirmation, [con*fir*ma*tion]; n. additional proof that something was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.
ORIGIN: latin con- (with) + firmo, "to firm or strengthen"
What's the difference between the two ideas? Now, I've had some downtime so don't hate; but, occasionally I do like to ramble, as I'm sure your all aware. These ramblings extend beyond my normal oral rhetoric and into something more akin to a, "thought experiment."
So I ask again, "what is the difference?"
I believe it to be one leads to another (abstraction to confirmation), but this cannot happen without the second being there (confirmation to abstraction). To me it lays in a sort of duality. You need one to get the other.
For example, should I dream up a creative idea, I need it to be supported by previous creative ideas. This is true to the point of not be over encumbering of its self. In the end, what am I talking about?
We need to be creative, but at some point we have to prove our ideas.
Its circular in nature.