Sunday, August 21, 2011

Yahoo Answers, Social Media And The Ubiquity of Postmodernism

The other day I was playing around on the internet and I discovered Yahoo Answers which is a site where you can ask questions and have people who may know the answers tell you what they think and where you can try to answer the questions that you know. It didn't take much time reading through the kind of answers on offer in the philosophy and religion & spirituality section for me to come to the realization that postmodernism has conquered the thought processes of the common man. Everywhere you see people claiming that one person's version of truth is just as good as another's, that every opinion is equally valid, as though truth were not an objective proposition.
When did this happen? Is this the result of political correctness and tolerance run amok? Can we really no longer say that truth is absolute and it doesn't matter if you believe in it or not, you are not entitled to your own facts! This is why we are having people arguing that Creationism needs to be taught in Science classes. We cannot allow people to have their own versions of reality. Facts are non-negotiable.
Maybe the problem is that people can't tell the difference between opinions, to which, I agree, everyone is entitled, and facts of which there is only one set which does not change based on whether you choose to accept it or not.

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