At the NPR Cosmos & Culture blog they continue their discussion of public facts, today in an essay exploring how scientific conclusions and methodologies are constantly changing and why that's a good thing for establishing public facts. The essayist concludes:
It's a plea for people to embrace the value of considering alternative possibilities, and evaluating those possibilities against the best evidence and arguments at our disposal. And it's a plea for us to do so together, with the kinds of evidence we can verify and share, and the kinds of arguments we can subject to public scrutiny. And if you're not convinced, please consider the alternatives.