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#GoodNews4GD: #3rdDegreeOfClarity “Evidence-Based Journalism”


As a proposal to support as Good News for the #GlobalDebout (#GoodNews4GD) community is an “Evidence-Based Journalism” which approximates the Third Degree of Clarity. The underlying assumption is that “Fact-Checking Journalism” is limited by the Second Degree of Clarity.

What follows is aimed to try to get approved as #GoodNews4GD the drafts A neither #Brexit, nor #Bremain, #EU28 wide referendum scenario and #GoodNews4GD: Ending Polarization as “Evidence-Based Journalism.”

According to Wikipedia, “A fact is something that has occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability; that is, whether it can be proven. An assumption, on the other hand, is a belief without proof. We, as a society, have grown accustomed to assumptions being presented to us as facts.”

Facts defined that way have anti-systemic (contrary to the truthful institutional systems that we need) bias that protect and maintain the statu quo institutions of the past against the institutional innovations opportunities of the future. It confuses facts with evidence that go deep into the underlying assumptions.

There is evidence here, for example, that electoral arrangements have not been operating as a system for a few decades. They might be reliable, but are increasingly invalid. That’s what’s behind the evidence in the post Changing the Theory of Elections starting in the #USA and the #EU. This means that polarization will continue in the near future under “Fact Checking Journalism.”

In the next paragraphs there are several quotes that can be seen by searching “Senge” in the evidence of the post A Systemic Civilization Global Declaration of Interdependence:

In the “more than 1 million copies in print,” of the “revised and updated with 100 new pages,” in the 2006 book in front of me, “The Fifth Discipline: the art & practice of the Learning Organization,” written by Peter Senge, it says that “The system perspective shows that there are multiple levels of explanations in any complex situation… In some sense, all are equally ‘true.’ But their usefulness is quite different.”  I guess that high quality journalism is not just about “event explanations,” which Senge says “are the most common in contemporary culture, and that’s exactly why reactive management prevails.”

Those “most common in contemporary culture” are meant to be limited to the First Degree of Clarity “event explanations,” while “high quality journalism” based on Fact Checking is limited by the Second Degree of Clarity “Pattern of behavior explanations [that] focus on seeing longer term trends and assessing their implications.” The “CNN Ad – This Is An Apple ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuuIPcQ9_I  )” is an example of Second Degree of Clarity Fact Checkind exercise.

The above mentioned drafts are meant to approximate the Third Degree of Clarity “structural explanations” introduced by Peter Senge that minimize the existence of unintended consequences.

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