You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.(Leviticus 19:36) ESV
Popular science (SciPop) is an inductive rationalization of the the premise that the universe has no divine, supernatural cause. Unfortunately the universe has a divine, supernatural cause.
As such, SciPop uses the process of peer review to validate parts of its narrative in ways that violate the rules of the scientific method. That’s what peer review is for: to allow consensus to overrule anything which is inconvenient. You can make up anything you want, like black holes and dark matter for instance, and so long as it dovetails seamlessly with the SciPop narrative, or more importantly solves a nagging problem, then peer review will validate it regardless of whether or not it’s based on a testable hypothesis.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
A scientific fact is : anything that peer review wants you to believe, even though it may be pure speculation; a strategic data point in the mainstream science narrative of godless existence (SciPop); a minor deity in the atheist pantheon; the subject of a lot of special pleading.– Scientific Fact, definition
As such, anything which is labeled as a “scientific fact,” is actually a strategic data point which has been established to support part of the SciPop narrative.
A fact is a : something that has actual existence, b : an actual occurrence.– Fact, definition (Merriam-Webster)
A fact is something which is true regardless of what you believe. Matter is made out of atoms is a fact because it doesn’t matter whether you believe SciPop or the Bible it’s something we all accept as being true.
Anything which is called a “scientific fact,” but which is only valid in one of two or more competing paradigms is paradigm-dependent, and it’s not a fact at all. Be very wary of people who want you to think that you’re wrong because of their “scientific facts.” If they’re truly facts, they’ll be true in any paradigm.