“Facts no longer matter. We simply decide how we want to see the world and then go out and find experts and evidence to back our beliefs.”
— Farhad Manjoo in his book True Enough: Learning to live in a Post-Fact Society.
Full disclosure: I have not read the book, just saw this one quote. And one other, in parallel, quote from Thomas Huxley:
“The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”