posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 12:38 PM
Let me make my case I feel that there is too much possitive reaction on this idea without thinking it trough.
We would have to create this list toghetter and this in it self will be a hard task to do. Then if we would have established some sort of list we
would have to vote to aprove of it.
Lets say 51% likes the list, are you going to implement it? I mean what you are doing is alienating 49%, is that what you want to do?
Also who will decide how many % of people must be for the list for it to be valid? I mean you are giving authority to someone, you are giving someone
the power to claim the good source form the bad.
If the vote is 92% to me that would be a good list, but still we have the problem that people might rely too much on it and therefor dismiss a source
that isnt' present on the list.
The internet has given us the opportunity to pull our selves away from authority in a way. we can read what we want be it crackpot theories or massive
claims without evidence to hold them up. It's up to the people to decide themselves what to believe, if we can't even do that then you are
acknowledging that we need authority to take care of us.
Okay that last sentence was kind of "far out there" but hej this is the internet I can be as far out as i want to.
A list will create an authority on the validity of information, the only thing it will do is narrow peoples views and we can't have that kind of
mentality. For some my conclusion might be an extreme exageration, but know that some people will start to praise the list and defend it and before
you know it youv split up too groups. The listers and the "crazy" non listers.
And that kids, is how we imprison our selves.
[edit on 22-4-2010 by colloredbrothers]