As more and more ways of knowing become available, as more information easily comes through our computers, it is exciting to track down information to see if it is validated with evidence or repeated based on a belief. Sorting through the overload of news outlets with unreliable sources can be tricky, and doable.
When reliable, validated with data information becomes available and denied, we are not only failing in our responsibility to be an informed consumer of information, but misinformation moves faster through the pipeline.
"science is a way of behaving in the world. It is, simply put, a tradition. And as we know from history’s darkest moments, even the most enlightened traditions can be broken and lost. Perhaps that is the most important lesson all lifelong students of science must learn now."