Re: Fwd: In way of supplement to Wayne's excellent post
- --- In civilwarwest@y..., hvonbork@a... wrote:
> Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
> Declaration of Independence?
I plugged the first sentence into Google and got 8,450 hits. On the
first page the sites were nearly identical, showing this entire essay
word-for-word with various authors identified. Each year this is
emailed around the world and accepted as gospel.
There have been a couple of efforts to verify this information,
though, and those efforts cast doubt on the accuracy of the essay.
The lesson: Treat the internet, including emails from friends, like
any other source that has to be critically evaluated for accuracy and