Is there specifically some standard library thing that Google should be pointing to? Leaving this question unanswered really obfuscates the point of the post. (Unless you already know Go, I guess...)
>> "This extremely efficient mechanism for finding out the exact answer to your question is creating a generation of very efficient, but perhaps not entirely well rounded developers who can churn out code very quickly but perhaps don’t understand the code as well as they should."
I would suggest that, if we must have developer-oriented forums, the SO model is great, but it should not be the way that we teach programmers to look for knowledge. You should SO in anger because something has stumped you all day, not because you're just starting out with a language and don't know what you're doing.