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According to Wikipedia, a fact is an occurrence in the real world. For example, “This sentence contains words.” is a linguistic fact, and “The sun is a star.” is an astronomical fact. Further, “Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.” and “Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.” are both historical facts. Generally speaking, facts are independent of belief.
Do you know of some commonly accepted “facts” that are false?
Let’s share what we know.