"We Don't Have Enough Proof": Pizzagate as Epistemological Panic -- Sightings (Spencer Dew)
What is real news and fake news? We've become so saturated by competing voices that the traditional press is getting crowded out. We don't really know what is true and what is not. This past election has revealed our predilection to believe what want to be believe is true, whether it is or not. This is, according to Spencer Dew, a Religious Studies professor, an epistemological crisis. Not only that, the professorial elite, including the Religious Studies community, may be contributing to the problem because of a desire not to judge what is true or not, letting voice speak equally. Anyway, using the recent "Pizzagate" event as his starting point, Dew writes in this edition of Sightings about the crisis at hand. For our own sake and that of the world we had better do something quick!