What I don't like is how difficult it is to find high-quality, impartial, well researched information on controversial issues.
With science, you can find high quality information on, say, the causes of global warming, in a peer reviewed journal. In science you get the facts, no bullshit, it is rigorous and everything is peer reviewed. But with stuff like politics or the news most of the stuff is either low quality stuff or created by people with an agenda who are trying to persuade you towards a certain belief.
For example in Australia we have basically 5 channels. The ABC and SBS have news which is fairly unbiased as far as I can tell. Meanwhile channel 9, 7 and 10 which are privately owned have news which is mostly stuff like 'dog saves owner from fire', 'there was a car crash in Sydney in this suburb', etc. Both don't really go into great detail about issues.
Post edited on 18th Feb 2015, 5:44am