Graffiti on the Georgia Guidestones

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Precise geometry indeed ..     The Georgia Guidestones may be the most enigmatic monument in the US: huge slabs of granite, inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse. Only one man knows who created them—and he's not talking ...  click below wired.com link for more ...

In mid December 2008 a debate about a possible act of vandalism of the Georgia Guidestones occured at several "alternative" forums.


It has become much easier to obtain information in the era of the internet, but it is also very easy to alter and to create "bogus" information. Surfers and discussants on the forums have to be alert about disinformation. Such necessary scepsis sometimes leads to a state of limbo, where there is no general consensus whether the news or information is accurate or not. A thread at the forum Godlike productions about the alleged act of vandalisation turned into a debate whether the photos which were provided as "evidence" were "photoshopped" or not. The controversy was "solved" when a contributor claimed to have been in contact with local authorities in Georgia, USA. They were supposed to have confirmed that the attack on the monument had ocurred.


The ambivalence suddenly morphed into a fact.


The thread is a good source to see how historical facts are created and accepted in the fast-pacing world in the era of the internet.


Photos from the vandalised monument.

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The Georgia Guidestones may be the most enigmatic monument in the US: huge slabs of granite, inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse.
Only one man knows who created them—and he's not talking ...


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