No matter how much some might want to argue the opposite, the authority of so much information is relative. Pure information can be manipulated to say something the originators didn’t intend. Data can be withheld to make an opposite point. Users of all kinds of information can call into question whence that information came.
There are precious few absolute authorities.
Common Knowledge and Relative Authority
• Applying higher level thinking to lower level writing • [4 MIN READ] A definition of scholarship I like to use is ‘scholars writing for other scholars with scholarly intent’. As for the definition of scholar, I use ‘someone who contributes directly to schooling’, i.e., a teacher or an educator. Most of the time, suitable…