Attribution: (c) 2009 Dave Gray (davegrayinfo.com)
Facts are an important element of any decision-making process. A fact asserts that something is the case. When we as a society make decisions that affect our future, facts, and conversation or argument about what they mean, is a critical part of those decisions.
But what is a fact, and how do we know that something is a fact? Is there a "keeper of the facts?"
This little thread is an exploration of facts: What they are, how they come to be, who has access to them and why. It's especially focused on the facts that make up the sum of our scientific knowledge.