Conundrum

Human knowledge is expanding, apparently at an increasing rate. That is, not only are we getting more knowledgeable, we are getting more knowledgeable faster. Underlying this growth is the unprecedented access to information brought about by the Internet.  The English language version of Wikipedia has over 5 million articles. It appears that every major scholarly journal is also online. Yes, there is chaff in the wheat. But my perception is the wheat greatly exceeds the chaff.Why then is ignorance celebrated on Twitter, Facebook and the like? Being ignorant and spewing your “feelings” seems to be the definition of “expertise.” How did this come to pass? Why is it tolerated? No, not tolerated – applauded? How did it become an acceptable substitute for fact based analysis in the “scientific” community? How did it become socially unacceptable to point out the facts? Worse, how did it become socially acceptable to engage in ad hominem attacks in the crudest possible language against thos
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Giraffe Update

Apparently the Giraffe is now safety in Australia. Murphy being Murphy they had a thunderstorm in the middle of trying to unload the giraffe from the ship. That must have been fun. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Via Inmarsat:

Apparently it made it to Facebook tkat things aren t exactly as planned. We appreciate your support even though we can t read your posts as we have no Internet. We continue as before with less sail to put less strain on the rig. We have broken the 1000 nm to go line (940 as of now) and continue on. Things are much the same with a higher pucker factor. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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