“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”
Fact is something that is known to exist or to have happened. Fact is not always constant, facts keep changing based on the developments that we see over several centuries. Many centuries ago human race thought the sun revolves around the earth (geocentric) which was true for people in most civilizations until the 16th century, till Copernicus proposed a mind boggling theory that the earth and other planets revolve around the sun (Heliocentric). This was later proven to be true and is a fact of modern day civilization.
Facts differ culturally and at different periods of time. Not all theories are facts; opinions of people are just opinions and not facts. In science, fact is a careful observation or measurement that has sufficient empirical evidence. A scientific fact is an objective and verifiable observation in contrast to a hypothesis or theory which is intended to interpret facts.
History is written by the winners – This may mean that the inherent biases from gathering the facts of historical events makes truth finding harder or nearly impossible. Historical facts are like fish in the ocean, of which we happen to catch only few. History is made up by the compilation of many different biases of fact-finding, all compounded over time. Historical facts therefore may change over time and reflect only the present day consensus.
Facts can be a great way to learn about new and interesting things that happen around us. Think of a situation where you’ll be the one sharing fun and interesting facts with your friends and family, it’s not just cool but a great conversation starter.
Here are some interesting facts
- There are more life forms living on your skin than people on the planet
- Cherophobia is the fear of fun
- Dolphins sleep with one eye open
- Rain contains vitamin B12
- It would take light 100,000 years to travel from one end of the milky way galaxy to another
The veracity of the above facts are proven either through observation or experimentation.
Hope you guys liked this blog post. If you know of any interesting facts, do share them in the comments below.