There is also the issue of what some people present as proof.
I've seen people state opinions and then try to back it up with an article that does nothing more than restate that opinion. But they will swear they gave proof. LOL!!
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Yes. When a post refers to a source, e.g. "FBI school shooting statistics show that...", then a quote from and/or link to that source material should be provided. One cannot discuss that which is not readily available to them (or that which does not exist).
The idea that one can assert "a fact" and then come back with a snarky retort to a request for the supporting link like "I won't do your homework for you" is ridiculous. This happened recently in school shooting thread and the FBI apparently keeps no "school shooting" statistics.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I am here to offer my many many opinions. Yeah, and there is google to best verify from your own trusted sources.