posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 08:53 PM
Anyone who has been on these forums long enough has seen the following happen.
Member_A: You are so wrong! Do you have links to back that up?
Member_B: Yes I have. www.saddam_eats_babies.net
Member_A: What!?! Do you have any non-biased links?
Member_C: Well it says here in www.I_hate_tulipwalkers.org......
Member_A: That right wing nut job site!?!
BigTroll_1: You are all stupid. Look at me!
Member_D: Here are some links from the India Daily site....
Everybody: SHUT UP!!!!
Flame war ensues.....
In an age where we have worlds of information at our fingertips, who can we trust??
Pick a topic, any topic. With very little research I could find links that both support and oppose that topic. Each one quoting it's own facts and
figures, that for some reason are directly opposite to the facts and figures of the other.
Rather than debate the topic at hand using common sense, interesting topics tend to spiral off into the validity of sites and the opinions of members
based on those sites. The original topic is often lost in a haze of flaming and niggling point vs. counter-point discussions.
What happens when your life depends on information off the Internet? What if you are living in the path of a disaster and you need information?
How can we trust anything we read on the Internet!?!?
Some quotes(slightly paraphrased)!!!:
"Experience is Knowledge. Everything else is information."
"Believe only what you see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears."
"It's all BS! You could dig through layers of BS and all you will find is more BS. So you pick the layer of BS you like most and that is where you
-Dustin Hoffman's character in "Hero".