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Old 02-22-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Why don't people use the internet to learn about new information? There are tons of wikipedia articles

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Oh, people use Wikipedia for information all the time. However,the Internet degrades our need and ability to UNDERSTAND and THINK about the information. It's like a Matrix. And don't get me started on conspiracy theories.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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In the computer age, ignorance is a choice.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Wikipedia? Be very careful what you take as truth on that website.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:55 AM
 
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^^^ Couldn't agree more.

Wikipedia is OK for finding out about the weird, the arcane, and obtuse subjects but even then it's best to do additional research on the Internet (or OMG) go to the library.

I've seen way too much, especially concerning history on Wikipedia that is either flat out wrong or misleading... (Could be the reason so many schools refuse to recognize Wikipedia as being a reliable source of information).......

BTW OP, nothing can make Americans more conspicuously unintelligent than it's public education system.......

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Old 02-23-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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People said something similar about TV in the 1960s or so.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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People said something similar about TV in the 1960s or so.
It is true for TV. It's only a choice for the internet.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:57 AM
 
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Oh, people use Wikipedia for information all the time. However,the Internet degrades our need and ability to UNDERSTAND and THINK about the information. It's like a Matrix. And don't get me started on conspiracy theories.
We no longer have to think. We just look up the answer and ASSume it's right. We are dumber for the experience. We no longer have to think and undestand to find answers. We just goodle them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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In the computer age, ignorance is a choice.
And more and more are choosing ignorance because ignorance is easy. Thinking is hard.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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People said something similar about TV in the 1960s or so.
Yeah, and look where we are...a bunch of sheeple glued to the one eyed monster when we're not playing vidoe games....
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