Yes, there are facts. Of course, there are personal opinions, too. But there’s a difference, a big one. Don’t let personal beliefs – political, social, religious – compromise facts.
For example, climate change is a fact. And lots of climate change is because of humans. Only a few scientists disagree with these facts. And those who deny the facts just hurt our world and our society. Shame on them.
How can we effectively run a world when there are so many who deny facts? How can we create a healthy society when people confuse facts with personal opinions? This fact-free attitude is growing larger and larger. Fact-free zones are spreading. Shame on us for tolerating this. Read “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe in Science,” by Chris Mooney, May/June 2011 issue of Mother Jones.