Its difficult to take a stand on either side of a pole here.
Many of our revised '"Facts" were merely the result of having new revolutionary machinery to measure phenomena that we had no idea even occurred until the machines that could actually measure the fabric of the problem later would give us pause to reconsider our entire "Theories'
Continental Drift-was obviously a non fact. It took WWII and searching the ocean floor for subs with new precession magnetometers , that when the data was reviewed several decades later they all said"WHAT are these stripes about". They stopped laughing at Herr Wegener (after the war was over)
Mendelian genetics would remain pure. simplistic, and missing of the point without the use of xray diffraction machinery that some English dude was playing with and later on when electrophoresis and PCR gizmos were developed.
When 2 guys got done cleaning out the bird **** from their radio telescope they discovered that the universe' s shape and movement could be measured. This led to the confirmation of a theory that some Chritin Brother had (And, like Wegener , was laughed at)
CAreful measurement of decays of about 30 different radioactive isotopes caused a rethinking of the "fact" of creation . Now weve refined the techniques with such gizmos as SHRIMP, so we can determine our error bars are much less than 1%.
Imsure we can come up with many other areas (Quantum chemistry,; whether coffee Is now good for you or not; we "KNOW FOR CERTAIN "that Vitamin C will NOT prevent a cold)
Maybe Im oversimplifying this but , like fresco was talking about pi. Id like to submit these three
1. " the new crystal lattice based on quanta".
2 "Colombia to PAngea" and
3 "how big do we know the universe is today?'