The Power of Facts


This tree is a fact. We don’t need to measure to know that it is, but we could measure it in a variety of ways, so it could be a measurable fact, and trees have definitely been studied using the scientific method. This particular tree is not a scientific fact; it is a beautiful fact. Wait, that was an opinion. Maybe you think the tree is an ugly fact. But it is a fact and not an opinion.

If you want to function effectively in your environment, personal or political, it is important to know the difference between a fact and an opinion.