↳ 12 world celebrities are quoted in this letter of Opinion. What’s true and what’s false? To find out, go to Play fact-checking here.
Dear Global Village,
"LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish", said Chaplin.
I am 16 years old and I care about the living planet. My personal opinion is that a new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive. We are waging a war against Nature, and if we win it, we are lost.
Was it a good idea, for Nature, to have given us intelligence if this intelligence led us to eliminate ourselves? Is intelligence a poisoned gift? History shows us that there's nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement. What if we play fact-checking to better sort out the true from the false?
Sometimes we have to view things from a distance in order to see the real truth. Every prejudice online is a contagious disease. For our social debates to work, we have to actually believe in an objective reality, we have to believe in facts. Without the facts, there’s no basis for cooperation between us.
By protecting Nature, we'll protect ourselves. We have to team up and take action now. The most logical option is to unite behind science and to take real action based on factual opinions.
What if playing fact-checking becomes a sport, a pleasure and even a reflex?
Let's give facts a chance? ♥
· A letter from 12 people aged 16 to 567 years
↳ This text is an Unauthorized Collective Opinion written by playing with quotes found online. Do you want to verify our sources? Play fact-checking here.
In order of appearance:
1 · Charlie Chaplin: World-renowned comedic genius
2 · Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old student who loves facts
3 · Albert Einstein: Father of the equation E=mc²
4 · Hubert Reeves: Peaceful astrophysicist
5 · Marylin Monroe: Co-star of Groucho Marx in "Love Happy"
6 · Leonardo da Vinci: Mona Lisa's father
7 · Chris Hadfield: Astronaut and space singer
8 · Donald J. Trump: Real 45th President of the United States
9 · Lady Gaga: Singer, songwriter, dancer and actress
10 · Barack Obama: Real 44th President of the United States
11 · Harrison Ford: False 42nd President of the United States in a movie
12 · Jane Goodall: Mother of modern primatology
↳ What’s true and what’s false? To form your own "factual opinion," refer to our sources on the quoted celebrities’ cards.
➜ On the other page of the site, you will also find opinions from:
Yoda: Star from another galaxy
John Lennon: Co-founder of The Beatles
Paul McCartney: Co-founder of The Beatles
Pablo Picasso: Author of 120,000 works of art
J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter's mother
Nelson Mandela: Ex President of South Africa
Jacques Chirac: Ex-President of France
Winston Churchill: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
John F. Kennedy: 35th President of the United States
Mahatma Gandhi: Nobel Peace Prize nominee (five times)
Martin Luther King: Nobel Peace Prize (1964)
Marie Curie: Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry (1903 and 1911)
Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft
Tim Cook; Apple CEO
Alan Turing: Expert in decrypting Nazi codes
Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Gouri Glogenflobish: Famous musician from Eastern Europe
Georges St-Pierre (GSP): Mixed martial arts world champion
Jeffrey Lebowski: Amateur bowler
Elvis Presley: Marylin Monroe's living friend (maybe?)
Leonard Cohen: Multidisciplinary artist
Mr. Spock: Science officer
Arthur C. Clarke: Father of HAL 9000
↳ All in all, 52 celebrities appear on the page Play fact-checking.