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Fact Finding Mission
Pattern number within this pattern set:388
Public Sphere Project (CPSR)
Just about any time when there are important gaps in knowledge. More critical at certain times...
When the US invaded Iraq in 2002 virtually no US legislator had any first-hand information about Iraq. They had to rely entirely on mediated information -- which, as they learned the hard way, isn't always accurate.
This discussion will ultimately include useful suggestions and challenges.
When ignorance is high, sometimes it's necessary to undertake a fact finding mission.