Consider the following premises, A: "There are no facts" and B: "There is at least one fact."
If A is true then there are no facts. If B is true then there is at least one fact. But if A is true, then there is at least one fact, namely, A. Thus, even if we accept A, we must already accept B. Thus, A cannot be true. Thus, there is at least one fact.
Many things can be debated, even well-known facts, but there are still things that can not be refuted. I have a cat, that is a fact. I have a computer, that is also a fact. Just because some facts are questionable, such as dates of the beginnings and endings of wars, does not mean there are no facts at all.
Okay, so picture this. If our senses, our equipment and every other sentient being we are aware of all say that what we observe to be true, if not only can we make tiny measurements on individual particles of gas to test that this is reality but we can also conceive of things that are not real, then it is only right that we should continue on in the assumption that this is real. For, were it not so, the illusion is so complete as to be real in as of itself. Reality is as close as we can get to an irrefutable fact, using this method...Therefore, there are such things as facts. However, the majority of facts are there to be disproven. Our basic laws of physics have to, by necessity, work everywhere, or they are no longer true facts. Science is about finding answers to questions...That by the way, is most certainly a fact.
Facts is a term created to show that there is basis in whatever information that it holds. It is kind of silly answer such a question, but yes facts are something that is real. If you are able to definitively prove something and show that this is the only truth then it becomes a fact.
As Rene Descartes famously said, i can know that i am in FACT not just a doll of the universe or God but am real for i am a existing and thinking being. Therefore,i can know tha my own existence is a fact, thus proving that the is such things as facts.
Yes, there are such things as facts. These are objective pieces of information about the world. Facts are things like how far the distance from Earth to the Sun is, or what temperature water boils at. Facts are about what really occurred or about how reality actually is. Not all facts are known, there are still many yet to be discovered, but they do really exist.
Science has proven through the scientific method that facts exist. Court cases prove that someone is innocent or guilty by evidence provided by the attorneys, so the jury decides what are the facts in this case? Court documents are considered fact due to them being signed by the judge. Facts are usually not proven wrong when it is a solid evidence that supports a hypothesis.
As the world is based purely on what you perceive, and you can never perceive what another perceives, you decide what is what in the world that you live in. A FACT is a widely agreed upon opinion. For instance, grass is green. This is considered... Correct? Well, in turn I ask you all this. Is it a fact to the man that suffers from color-blindness that the grass is green? Sure, he may say it is so because that is what people tell him, but he does not perceive the grass as we do. Ultimately, it is a "different" fact to him. My argument is this: There exceptions to ANY fact that the general population deem as so. In closing, as I stated earlier, the world is based purely on YOUR perception of it, so that being said, not only am I right, but so is the opposing side.
As the world is based purely on what we perceive, and you can never truly perceive what another does, YOU are the only one that decides what is what. Grass is green. This is a common conception around the world. It would be considered a fact. Correct? Okay, I now ask you this. Is it a fact to a man that suffers from color-blindness that the grass is green? Well, he may believe that the grass is green. That's what everyone else tells him, but does he truly perceive the grass as green? It is not a "fact" to him in the same manner as it is to YOU. My argument is this: There are exceptions to relatively ANY "fact". What one perceives as fact, another may not.
There are subjective truths and there are objective truths. Subjective truth is something which is true from one individual's perspective. But objective truth is something which is not true from someone's perspective but from everyone's perspective. Yet, I'll say that truth depends on our sensory perception and mind and it is our sensory perception and mind say what is truth or what is not truth. For example, the moon exists in the sky. Everyone in the world admits that moon exists in the sky. It is our sensory perception saying that the round thing is the moon. Our parents taught us from the childhood that the round thing in the sky at night is moon but still we can raise question by saying that moon doesn't exist, may be it's an illusion. May be some forces make our sensory perception to convince us that it's a round moon. May be the moon doesn't exist in the sky at all.
'Facts' are just articulate, or not, opinions, more or less based in the real world. I believe this to be the closest to true (the closest language we have to distinguish between those and untruthful claims).
Many facts have been shown to be false and even 'evidently truthful' facts have been proven to be less than 100% true.
Therefore, there are no facts, just statements that are more true than others. Language is insufficient because of the very reason it is so adaptable and nuanced as to define complex ideas. Shakespeare loses some of its allure written in advanced mathematics. Although this may change due to the evolving nature of facts.
Numbers, using mathematical principles, are factually the truest form of the word. The language of the universe so to speak. Otherwise word languages would be insufficient to describe science, whereas numbers are needed as a means of communication as a for their precision,and universality.
The election of President Trump is no accident and to a lesser extent, Brexit. The national feeling in the population has a greater 'truth' than any fact. People want a say in there lives even if it means lower standards. People have values. Facts don't.
The elites, especially in Europe (EU) are dangerously out of touch and arrogant. All white people are tarnished with the atrocities of fascists, yet it manifested in the places that are being ignored now.
The post fact world may not be so bad after all, unless it pervades into science. Journalists could use some shaking up in America after Obama. The people were ready for a black President. Unfortunately, due to the fear of being overly critical of the first black President, the holier than thou, enlightened, progressive journalists, failed to hold him to previous Presidential scrutiny, under fear of the charge of racism, the charge levelled at Trump voters.
SNL, an American comedic institution, last episode before He left, was more like a North Korean ode to a deity, than an outgoing Pesident. Trump is treated like 'Literally Hitler'. I advise seeing it on YouTube.
No wonder the country is divided and the elites take no responsibility when they are the ones who mainly created it. They need him to fail having invested their lives in the cause. Anti white feeling is rife in the USA. They have more guns than people, plus many are Hispanic and even Black. And they are angry.
Post fact elites indeed. Hilary was there champion! Yes, Clinton!
Take something everyone assume s is a fact such as gravity... Not so fact that fact is still debates. The same holds true with what water boils at... There are outside factors that change the temp it would boil atm. The same is true with everything. It is all opinion in some cases it's fairly strong but it is not absolute.
Facts create a paradox because they need the belief, they need the trust, of the person viewing them to hold any validity. A scientific instrument may detect water on a far off planet. I would say, "There must be water on that planet, here is proof", but that instrument was probably build to search for water and other substances, therefore it is biased by its maker to search for these things, and in doing so, overlook what else the "water" could be. Also, how do we know the planet is there, and that the instrument was collecting data from it. Other instruments that prove the existence and location of the planet?
Someone on the "Yes" side said that an indisputable fact was that they owned a cat. How do they, how do we, know for certain? Proof? We take the OP's word for it? What if his cat is actually a robot...Has he ever checked? Now, I am in no way saying it is reasonable that his cat may actually be a robot, but that it is a disputable possibility, so this is indeed not a "fact". But it is a fact to that person. Of course, we need givens to survive this life, and not have a mental breakdown and insane argument every time a guy says he is pretty sure he owns a cat. What I am saying is that a well-practiced mind will take every 'fact' given to them with magnanimous tentativeness, in that they will kindly and cautiously explore the possibility that more than one fact exists in the space of the fact given to them. Facts need us, we have power over facts. We decide if something is fact or falsehood, whether with our gut instinct or scientific materials or multiple sources of confirmation. Always remember to 'fact'check and gather your own opinions on facts. Stay woke, my friends.
An opinion is only an opinion until it is substantiated with evidence. Once substantiated with evidence, this opinion becomes 'proven' and therefore a fact. However, anything that is proven is subject to becoming 'dis-proven' and, once this occurs, what was previously a fact becomes invalid. Therefore, there is no such thing as a fact since all alleged facts are merely pieces of information that are pending disproval.
Sooner or later the 'fact' will no longer be true, therefore there is no such thing as a 'fact.' Only truth. Nothing will be a 'fact' for long because the 'fact' WILL be false! Sorry, but you people that say YES, you are wrong, there's NO SUCH THING AS A FACT! 😄
Most people get "facts" confused with answers. The answer to 2 plus 2 is 4. The fact is time & space is only relative & the only reason the answer is 4 is because it's relative to the parameter of mathematics. Math is not a real tangible thing, more like an imaginary tool we use to measure reality because it's relative to our physical world. When we have 1 apple in one hand & one in the other, logically we have 2 apples. In reality, we don't really "have" anything but our mind, body & spirit. The truth is, apples are nature's fruit, & we only use math to measure the reality of how many we "have" or eat. My point is everything we know is relative & the only reason we perceive something as fact is because everyone else perceives it that way as well. Where fact differentiates from opinion is when some or most people don't agree. Well just because some people don't agree doesn't mean it's not true. Some "facts" are there to be disproven & that's what science is for. "The realistic possibilities are endless. They are only limited by our ability to perceive them & our will to pursue them." Always question what you think you know & see how much more you discover.