Tag: facts

exPLAINer of the Week Sept 3-9

Picks by the Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Kara Voght’s look into the different schedules between work and school. The second is Tara Isabella Burton’s insight into the growing religion of CrossFit. Both do a great job and their works are worth a read.

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

By Daniel DeNicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!’ But is there such a right?

Fall of Facts

By Teodor Teofilov

When democracy is in crisis, we look for truth in facts. However, they are losing their ability to unite us around a consensus.