From Volume 16, Issue 4:I’ve often commented that I, and most Baby Boomers in my situation, were born at a fortunate time and place and to parents who, from their experiences in life (Great Depression, WWII, Post-War recovery) were well suited to teach me the ways of life.
From Volume 12, Issue 10:Pure science, it is said, is always looking for errors in its interpretations.
When I was a youngster, Pluto was a planet, and the atom was the smallest particle.
In the 15th century, the Earth was both flat and the center of the universe.
From Volume 10, Issue 10:There seems to be a lot of angst these days over “fake” news. In our American culture, news (as presented to us by our media outlets) is presumed to be “true.”
From Volume 8, Issue 2:I’m a proponent of the word “reality” as opposed to “truth.” Truth is reality viewed through an individual’s filters—it’s just one version of reality. So while the concept of truth may be universal, actual truth is as individual as the person interpreting. My truth differs from your truth.
In the world of news reporting—and politics—one measure of how close we get to a picture of reality is the accountability of those who communicate it to us. And this is a standard that has been sliding.