GRE Essay Topic 298 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Facts are stubborn things. They cannot be altered by our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions."
Facts are stubborn things and cannot be altered by our wishes, inclination and dictates of time. Facts are findings of
Facts are stubborn things and cannot be altered by our wishes, inclination and dictates of time. Facts are findings of science and research and our senses. Since eons of years Facts have governed our knowledge and lives. Some due to our observation and other due to the scientific discoveries. However, Facts thought are bound not to change and our fixed at that time but history proves that facts have changes and will change with more discoveries and more innovations. I see this argument is two perspectives where this argument holds true in some cases but fails some times.
One of the most important aspects of facts is its plausibility. Which is limited by human knowledge? This knowledge limits us to see what we can: Constrain. This prevents us to see a greater picture of the world. Like for ex, our ancestors believed that the world is flat and that we all live in a flat world. In olden age this was the fact but today thanks to the rapid development of technology we know the worlds are round". So facts the miles stones for constraining our imagination and know I think our knowledge.
On the other hand Science, experimentation, research and knowledge does elucidate some facts. Like Cigarette smoking is injurious to health. And this has been proved over and again by technology. And research on ailing patients. Ailing because of consumption of Cigarettes.
Thus either ways facts can and cannot be altered by out wishes, inclination and our passions. Depending on the supporting evidence of the fact.