I try to figure things out. I tend toward physicists for the things that impact my affective domain as I prefer the 'feeling' of data to just 'stands to reason'.... If you have ever been interviewed or been in the news or had a story written or reported about you OR if you have seen stories about a topic that you have intimate knowledge about... it is a common experience to read the stories or see the piece on the television and experience a disconnect between what you know to be true and what is reported... the parts that the news thinks are the salient points and what you believe to be the salient points. For most people, they shake their heads or get mad and feel a certain degree of betrayal or frustration that the reporter could 'get it so wrong'... This was the experience of physicist Murray Gell-Mann when he saw a story regarding a 'physics' discovery... he was amazed at how wrong the story was and how much it missed the mark and was repeatedly misreported. Then, he watched the next story on a topic that he only possesses general knowledge of and was deeply troubled by the story and how awful a group of people were who were mistreating others.... and the light came on... Is it possible that if the reportage of 'his' story was so far afield, then it was likely that way for most stories? The insight he had was that we quickly recognize when something is wrong within a field we know about or a topic we know about and yet, once out of that sphere, we are equally quick to accept the story AS TOLD... he called it the Gell-Mann minutiae. I have experienced, multiple times, having a reported story be wildly outside reality and yet accepted by the general public... for me, it had the immediate impact of being careful to rush to believing stories when I heard them UNLESS they were from a set of conditions I have for putting trust in them. As an example, the recent departure of Magic Johnson from the Lakers organization... it is a curious story and as reported, it did not meet my requirements... curious enough, I did some calling and checking and I found out 'better' info and now I am satisfied as to the actual set of events that led to the 'breakup'... Have you experienced the Gell-Mann Minutiae?