In the modern world facts change all of the time according to Samuel Arbesman, author of The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date. The amount of scientific data doubles every 15 years and often ends up overturning former dogmas. And since fact-making is speeding up, Arbesman worries that most of us don't keep up-to-date and base our decisions on facts we dimly remember from school and university classes that turn out to be wrong. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey thinks our only hope to stay current will be constant updates through direct brain/computer telecommunication links.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.