Terry: wikipedia: In science 'fact' is an objective and verifiable observation .
Hee-hee! Well, that's as may be, but in English:
Main Entry: factFunction: noun
Etymology: Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere
1 : a thing done: as a obsolete : FEAT b : CRIME c archaic : ACTION
2 archaic : PERFORMANCE, DOING
3 : the quality of being actual : ACTUALITY 4 a : something that has actual existence b : an actual occurrence
5 : a piece of information presented as having objective reality
- in fact : in truth
You see the problem? The concept of fact as presented in science is ONLY applicable in the laboratory, whereas reality, the "real world" to which you refer, exists both within and outside the laboratory.
My definition is the English definition, utile in a broad understanding of reality. Your defniition is sterile and requires a clean room.