Thursday, October 05, 2006

imho Fact


Just a quick set of thoughts.

We're surrounded by data all day.

Much of it gets presented as fact, when it's just assertion.

Fact is assertion cleansed of falsity, according to generally accepted cleansing practices.

Science is the process of cleansing from our understandings the muck of hearsay, superstition, and wishful thinking.

Scientific inquiry is good mental housekeeping.