“While some smart people will profit from all the information now just a click away, many will be misled into a false sense of expertise. My worry is not that we are losing the ability to make up our own minds, but that it’s becoming too easy to do so.”
—David Dunning, Cornell professor who studies ignorance, in “The man who studies the spread of ignorance,” BBC, Jan. 6, 2016.
• Editorial Comment: Please! If you have a chance to vote, PLEASE don’t pay attention to the polls. Who cares what the news says “people think”? What do YOU think?
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The 2016 Clam Beach Run
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