Friday, December 30, 2016

True Facts

This was from Thursday's edition of The New York Times. The truth and the facts have been the subject of much discussion lately. The truth is so elusive, though. Even if you see it in print in a reputable publication it may be overridden in subsequent editions with corrections. I found these particularly amusing for some reason. The beautiful part of the online world, of course, is that, while it is guilty of spreading lies, the wonderful obituary of Vera Rubin can be subsequently corrected there whereas a clipping would rarely be matched with a clipping of the corrections.

This charge to write every day leads to some interesting choices, doesn't it?

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