On sources and statements of fact

I try to tell the truth.

Facts are defined here as pieces of objective information; facts can be measured or evaluated by testing. I will attempt to state only accurate facts on ReallyWonderfulThings.me.

I often look things up on Wikipedia for expediency and to confirm facts that I believe I know. I will usually provide a link when I do so. When I read something on the internet, I like to follow up on the author’s sources. You are encouraged to do the same here.

If I know of an obvious source likely to have information I want to confirm, I will instead go straight to that source. For example, if I were writing about the flu, I would probably check my facts with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instead of Wikipedia. Again, I will try to provide relevant links.

On the other hand, this isn’t my thesis and you aren’t my advisor. I’m not planning to produce any exhaustively fact-checked content to the level of a good professional journalism or excellent academic work. You should probably look for alternate primary sources.

If you find a factual error on my site, please let me know so I can improve it. Please try to be kind.