COULD, MIGHT, MAY. — 2 Comments

  1. Even more remarkable than these guys claiming to have a crystal ball which will tell them what the weather will be like in 50 years or so is the fact that so many people believe them. The level of credulity in the general population is, frankly, very worrying. It’s a charlatan’s charter. I’ve been waiting for years for people to wake up and say “Hey, just a minute…”, but I’m starting to think that humanity might just be a lost cause. We are being programmed to destroy ourselves, and only a few seem to have noticed. The rest of them just follow the herd in a distinctly lemming-like way.

    And I don’t know what the answer is, either. Even when people have incontrovertible fact placed in front of them, if it conflicts with their dogma, they’ll reject the facts in favour of their beliefs.

    It’s a funny old world, John.

    • nisakiman,
      One school of thought suggests that today, people want their information in soundbites so the newspaper headline becomes their instant opinion without digging further. It’s mental laziness because the truth just doesn’t matter any more, only opinions however un-informed. In this way, the researcher says ‘maybe, but more investigation is needed and the journalist writes, “A half of smokers will die from the habit.” As Goebbels said, repeat the lie often enough and it becomes the truth meaning then that lazy minds have a new fact to spew out.
      Still, it’s no reason for thinking people to give up.

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