Kassen's Magical Thread of Science and Other Things

Andy

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It's weird that some people are still struggling with an issue that the Greeks figured out 2500 years ago.

I think it's because people like to feel like they've been "let in on a secret." That they've "taken the red pill" and can see behind the matrix. They think they've freed themselves of a delusion that other people remain trapped in.

I get that. I've felt that way when I've discovered things. In this case, though, they're not really discovering anything new, they're just going over old territory that has been debunked for centuries and willfully ignoring a massive amount of contradictory information.
 

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It's weird that some people are still struggling with an issue that the Greeks figured out 2500 years ago.

I think it's because people like to feel like they've been "let in on a secret." That they've "taken the red pill" and can see behind the matrix. They think they've freed themselves of a delusion that other people remain trapped in.

I get that. I've felt that way when I've discovered things. In this case, though, they're not really discovering anything new, they're just going over old territory that has been debunked for centuries and willfully ignoring a massive amount of contradictory information.
If somebody believes the world is flat, for me, any opinion on anything they have, is worthless. They can't be taken seriously on anything and I can't help but to think of them as mentally deficient.
 

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I have researched in the arguments for flat earth, & they have explanations for everything. They are very convincing if you lived in an echo chamber, & hear only one side of the argument. Their tactics is not much difference from tactics indoctrinators used & stil using today to great effect since civilization.
A) Make bogus claims.
B) Tell you people who tell you otherwise are with dumb or have 'evil' intention to lie to you. Hence preventing believers to fancy the thought of objective & unbias research of other side of arguments.


Also, people have known Earth is round since ancient times, despite the claim people in past believed Earth is round, by simply obverving

1) Shadow of Earth on Moon in an Lunar eclipse
2) Seeing the tip of mountain first before the valley when you approach mountains, & vise versa
3) Seeing Top of the sails of ship disappearing last when they sailed away form the sea.
 

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If somebody believes the world is flat, for me, any opinion on anything they have, is worthless. They can't be taken seriously on anything and I can't help but to think of them as mentally deficient.
Trust me, even the smartest people have believe the dumbest of things that can be proven easily. I used to believed only dumb people believed in crazy stuff, until I discovered how easily people can be indoctrination, (How I can & have been indoctrinated with some of teh dumbest things that can be easily proven wrong) regardless of how smart they are. Its not even hard.

Give you a simple thing to think about, Every devoted religious people believed tehir religion to be true, but all religions are conflciting each other that the logical deduction is either 1 of them is true, or none of them is true. Yet there are smart people in every religion. Dispite superior deductive skills, all of them come to different deductions.

Another example is. "XXX is the best country in the world, that they just happened to be born in". But they can't be all right? can they. Many of them never or barely visited more than a few countries, let alone live in them, yet everyone of them believed their counry is best in the world. Again many of these people are not dumb.

Never underestimate how easy it is to influence the mind.
 
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hrudey

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Trust me, even the smartest people have believe the dumbest of things that can be proven easily. I used to believed only dumb people believed in crazy stuff, until I discovered how easily people can be indoctrination, (How I can & have been indoctrinated with some of teh dumbest things that can be easily proven wrong) regardless of how smart they are. Its not even hard.
FLAT EARTHERS RUINED MASS EFFECT 3 ENDING CONFIRMED!
 
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