Aperçu: The limits of facts

fact-stampFacts should carry date-marks so that we can know when and by whom these were approved. This practice — if religiously observed — would remind us again and again that facts are not infallible, not forever, not unchangeable, but bear the stamp of human approval and not divinity. Furthermore facts are subject to change, can become factoids.

Yet be aware of changes and always question why these are proposed, for these may be part of an effort to undermine our confidence in what we do and deprive us of the authority to view matters critically, with fresh eyes and critically.

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