And other fairy tales.
There's a study that even if presented with evidence or proof that people are wrong, over 70% of the population would reject the findings.
@Tentastic, I think confirmation bias theory falls under the same umbrella. Most people don’t want to be presented with evidence that their world belief is inaccurate, so they do mental gymnastics to convince themselves that any evidence that doesn’t agree with what they believe is “fake” or “lies”. Nobody is immune from this.
@Tentastic, that study, and by extension anyone who would cited it (and probably xeromus), is a clear example of white supremacy
@XeromusPwndCecil, sadly our society doesnt teach that being corrected is good. One should be happy or rejoice when proven wrong for from that moment one will no longer be wrong. One has been informed. We should see being corrected as a good thing. Fornone nonlonger makes the same mistake. But hey humans are shyt.
@qwertee, no, this is clear certification that the government should dictate how we think and what is morally good and correct as all time just like how twitter and facebook do
@Tentastic, I believe it's called The Backfire Effect
@XeromusPwndCecil, Yeah confirmation bias is extremely powerful.
@XeromusPwndCecil, I’m immune. I was raised as a democrat that believed in systematic racism and that white people hated me. Now I live among the farmlands of Ohio and now I believe in FREEDOM!!!
Took many years, but I’ve been on both sides and I know which is the truth.
So no one
@eleven, Hey, screw you man. You don't know me. You're wrong, and I won't believe anything you say now.
@eleven, hey that's your fault man, anyone can see this shlt is obvious. DO THE RESEARCH you stupid libtard/nazi
@Donald Drumpf, libtarded nazis are the worst!
Problem is that yeah im willing to accept im wrong its just how others make a big deal of it and want to put you down and make you feel bad. So its sucks being the bigger person apologizing and then have the other person kick ya when you down instead of admitting there flaws aswell. Aka lets disarms ourselves ,jajaj you idiot you left yourself vulnerable so now i attack. Thats how it feels so i no longer admit im wrong.
I've said it before, it doesn't matter who's right, it matters what's right.
My favorite is when both sides have evidence and studies that all contradict each other
@slug111, welcome to the scientific process.
@slug111, as a data analyst, I can confirm that there are correct and incorrect ways to collect and present data for studies. One side slightly skews data in their favor, the other completely skews it. This makes it easy to confuse people into believing both sides have correct points.
I am one. I used to be stonchly religious, now I'm atheist.
@1oftheFew, My story is similar. But in the spirit of reminding myself I MIGHT be wrong, I say I’m agnostic. After all, the proof that g-d isn’t there is just as weak as that he is.
I hate when scientists get up there and say they KNOW g-d isn’t real. Like, my dude, it wasn’t until 1998 that you discovered 67% of the universe (dark energy). We only JUST got access to a technique to observe the distant universe that wasn’t an EM wave (LIGO). Why don’t you chill on your certainty of what isnt. I’m fine with the “there is not enough evidence”. That is fine. But tthe inflexible blanket statement “there is no....” pisses me off. It’s like... you forgot the point of science
@Canis Arktos, the fact that time is progressing indicates that it has a starting point; meaning that at some point time didn't progress. A time that there was no time.
Same as the expanding cosmos, if it is expanding, then you can trace it back to a point where the cosmos was tiny, smaller than a quantum particle. If there is no time for something to start and no space for progression to take place; there can't be a prime mover to willfully start the process.
Trying to describe what happened before time started is like asking what is north of the north pole.
Sorry if that doesn't make sense, my mind is all over the place right now....
@1oftheFew, that is a wonderful point and exactly how we got to the idea of a Big Bang. But even our understanding indicates.... we have no idea what’s what when we get to the singularity. And when I say “god” are we talking about someone who oversees everything? Some things? A few things every so often? Created the world and then walked away? Created the universe and then walked away?
What I’m saying is that by any definition of god I have no proof against. And insufficient proof for it.
Theories abound regarding a multiverse and the possibility that the collision of two universes make another and that’s well outside my understanding. There’s the possibility that there are more dimensions than up/down, left/right, forward/back, and past/future. If so, could something reside there? I have no idea and won’t pretend I do. Your points are valid. But for me they are not proof.
@1oftheFew, so, you’re still religious, just fewer steps?
Honeybees are an invasive species to the Americas, are devastating native bees, including the adorable bumblebee, by taking away food sources and spreading a wing disease, and some environmental scientists want them completely removed from the Americas altogether in order to stop their reign of terror.
Of course, when I present this to many people they are indoctrinated to believe that we should protect this specific species and that they're super important to the entire planet. This is false. First, their populations are at an all time high in 20 years. second, the Americas, and many other continents, have already had their own native pollinators that aren't just bees. Moths, bats, and even some birds are also pollinators. The western honeybee, brought to the Americas by the English, would not be entirely missed. We can instead start farming native pollinators to help grow the food and save them from extinction.
Also, bumblebees > western honeybee
@Desiderata, plus, the bumble bee is super cute and thicc
@big freedom, super cute, super thick, super duper bumbly and clumsy. If you love them please look up what I said and consider the possibility of exterminating the western honeybee in the wild and keeping them contained as the livestock they were/are.
@Desiderata, I’ll look it up for sure. It’s interesting. There’s exactly 0.0% chance that I’ll actually do anything about it tho. Working and raising 2 kids... that’s all I got in me
@big freedom, there's nothing you can really do. It's up to the government and scientists at this point. I fear it's too late.
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Hmm. Interesting new video that seems to show election fraud. Maybe Trump did win Georgia. Ah, a reasonable explanation. Guess not.
Replace 'information' with 'evidence' and you got a solid arguement