Your Facts or Mine? – The New York Times

via Your Facts or Mine? – The New York Times

Again, if you read Stanley Fish, this would not surprise you. If you want to see your high school learning in action, just follow the election campaign. Both candidates are arguing for the ability to determine what he facts are. And while this can appear messy and often frustrating, it is actually what happens in all areas of knowledge. Think about it: what did Shakespeare write or not write? what constitutes a planet? what is considered healthy to eat these days? All of these are argument about interpretation in order to be able to say what the facts are afterwards.To paraphrase our Nobel Laureate , “the facts they are a’changing”.

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