[ExI] Let's stop lowering our IQs.

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 10:09:03 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Anders Sandberg  wrote:
> Snopes is partially a modern counterpart, stabilized by the presence
> of multiple minds. But there should be a better way of finding who the
> experts are within a domain. Imagine a search engine that told you to look
> at Cochrane reviews if you wanted medical info.

is a search engine that includes Cochrane reviews.
But that is only for medical and health information.

The problem of good searching of reliable sources still exists for
other domains.
'How to search' is an education in itself, especially as Google (and
others) are now editing their search results by secretive methods.
They claim the secrecy is for good reasons, to avoid people gaming
their search results. But the impression is that Google themselves may
be 'gaming' their search results to assist advertisers and downgrade
sites that they don't like.

And readers being educated enough to be able to read and understand
scientific papers is still a barrier to understanding.


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