The light from the most youthful, intensely vibrant, distant galaxy yet discovered, reached earth just a few months ago. I was struck by the fact that we only now know that it exists, but that we also know, after the 13.1 billion years it took its light to arrive on earth, that this same galaxy would now be at the end of its life.
It is eerily parallel to Vote Smart, where only the most knowledgeable on earth know the importance of facts, while with the masses it can take a good deal more time to see the light. Time we may no longer have.
Lying has become acceptable and lies travel faster than facts. Somehow, they have become more interesting, entertaining and deserving of attention, while facts are slow, boring and gain less traction.
But those facts are there, for all to see at: