Here’s my answer Steve:
It’s a circular orbit in every sense. It has made more obvious what we already know: Critical thinking is non-existent on the web. Or anywhere else for that matter.
And it comes back to the same tune we’ve talking about for what seems like forever: Where all think alike, nobody thinks too much.
We’ve gotten to the point where people are passing around dogmas freely. Even in areas where there is supposed to be critical thinking, there is a complete lack perspective. I’m also starting to see that most think that the only ones who should have perspective are scientists, poets, philosophers and such. Simply because they have more “free time” to think.
In reality, time for reflection is a valuable skill we should cultivate in others.