What’s wrong with ‘alternative facts’?

Facts are sacred, but they are not always…. well ….Fact, as this article demonstrates.

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by Kip Hansen at Climate Etc.

the original Wkipedia definition of the phrase “alternative facts”. If you Google the phrase now you will of course find this has been swamped by hits  for the alleged gaff made by  Trump counsellor KellyAnne Conway. the original Wkipedia definition of the phrase “alternative facts”. If you Google the phrase now you will of course find this has been swamped by hits for the alleged gaff made by Trump counsellor KellyAnne Conway.

‘Alternative facts’ is a term in law to describe inconsistent sets of facts put forth in a court given that there is plausible evidence to support both alternatives. The term is also used to describe competing facts for the two sides of the case. – Wikipedia

So . . . what exactly is a ‘fact’? From the Wikipedia:

“…A fact is something that has occurred or is correct.

Facts may be checked by reason, experiment, personal experience, or may be argued from authority.

In the most basic sense, a scientific fact is an objective and verifiable observation, in contrast with a hypothesis or theory, which is…

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