posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:34 PM
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
(I'm sure someone else already went there, just can't help myself!)
Personally, everytime the same people ask for sources, I think of zombies groaning and moaning for "brraaaiiinnssss." Its like some are incapable of
doing little more than regurgitating and consuming "sources."
Now, sometimes a source for further reading is a great thing to have, but I see that as different. The presence or lack of a source isn't being used
as some litmus test for legitimacy.
Sometimes peoples own thoughts and words actually have value and I think the loss of that concept is detrimental. Sometimes it seems like the internet
exists solely to confirm bias, and you can pretty confirm any bias imaginable.
I think, hope, that we will eventually mature out of it. Even better would be more realizing that we are all
manipulated by it. Far too many
act as if they are somehow above it, even if they say otherwise. I think that is a natural result from what we say becoming more important than what
we do. Which itself may be a result of our technology, since so many of our interactions are based solely in words.