14 July 2013

Whenever I do polls about trivia or interesting facts, I try diligently to include only true things.  It seems to be getting conspicuously more difficult though.  Both true and false information are bandied about with essentially the same level of presentation, frequently the same level of conviction, and almost always the same level of support.  (The support here becomes yet another piece of information on the internet.  The author of a essay may be the expect she claims to be, or may not be even the woman she claims to be.)

I remember reading an article about how experts have been fooled by the internet, how some piece of entirely incorrect information was believed and published in a science text book because the editor verified the information on Wikipedia.  Of course, ironically, the article I read may have been wrong instead.

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