Your recent editorial on Blogs and information on the Internet is quite interesting to me.
I believe that the Editor of the Compass could have used more quantitative words when describing information in Blogs and on the Internet in general.
As in the written word whether in newspapers, magazines or books there is false information posing as truth. The Internet is the same.
However, I believe that most intelligent people will check and double check information and then it has to make some sense logically also before one dismisses it as falsehood or truth.
We spend a lot of our lives in school for example and how many of us take the time to question geography, physics or any of the sciences; even religious studies.
A lot of it is propaganda, but it is taken for truth because some group of people has decided that a curriculum should follow such and such a book and the information available is accepted world-wide as truth.
The Internet has much information to offer as truth, but Blogs are great and telling examples of just how twisted the human mind can become just because of someone’s unique sense of humor.
I’ll conclude with this brilliant quote from Leo Aikman, writer and newspaper editor: ‘You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.’
The freedom of speech and information is a wonderful but controversial thing.