john9blue wrote: PLAYER57832 wrote:
john9blue wrote:but those conspiracy theorists are so CRAZY right? there's no conspiracy here, kids. sit down and shut up like a good citizen.
Google will, of course, provide you the engine to find all the truth. No influence, bias or steering involved.
i'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not...?
google will definitely lead a discriminating searcher to more resources than any library or news network.
It was absolutely sarcasm.
Leading to more resources doesn't necessarily mean more good resources. It certainly is easier and yes, more is available through the internet than your local library. The problem is Google still uses algorithms that essentially target popularity, not veracity. When people see 20 links that say "the sky is not blue, it is purple and green", then they tend to give that much more credence than they would if they just saw it in a random link or even heard it on the street. I have shown in several debates here that a lot of what even people here (who I think are above average when it comes to research and such) post is pure garbage without realizing it.
Viceroy can find plenty of "proof" that evolution is wrong, Nightstrike firmly believes that global warming is not happening and will cite multiple sources to prove it, and those are just 2 of the most obvious cases. Even folks like greekdog and yes, myself, have been "nabbed". I am often frustrated by NOT being able to find anything more than opinions and repeats of the exact same data without much real explanation.