Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A matter of fact


An interesting column from Leonard Pitts Jr. about facts.

Here's the quote I've been mulling:


To listen to talk radio, to watch TV pundits, to read a newspaper's online message board, is to realize that increasingly, we are a people estranged from critical thinking, divorced from logic, alienated from even objective truth. We admit no ideas that do not confirm us, hear no voices that do not echo us, sift out all information that does not validate what we wish to believe.

In other words, does truth exist anymore? Did it ever?