I am often told that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, and I agree. Part of the allure of the art of conversation is the give and take of opinion and fact. Different points of view enrich our perspective of the world and perpetuate understanding and education — all positive things in this information age.

However, while it's true that we are all entitled to our own opinion, we are not entitled to our own facts.

We live in a world where technology puts education at our fingertips. The internet, computers and smartphones give us the luxury of accessing more information more quickly than the human race ever has before.

For those who love information, it's an incredible age, but it is also an increasingly frustrating age.

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