Truly, we have gotten to the point where we trust online sources for the answers instead of knowing them ourselves. The only thing that we do not trust as much is online banking and purchases; although they are slowing gaining credibility in our minds. Slowly our minds are becoming sponges that are no longer used for real thinking or remembrance. We live for the moment and choose to forget the things which are important to us.
@Joel you need to list your sources! ;o)
My brother-in-law recently told me that his children are beginning to ask questions like this. He said 'I hope you don't mind, and it's probably a bit of a cop out, but we tell them to ask you.' They must consider me a reliable source!