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(Slate)   Your idiot friends sharing troofer horseshiat and bogus folk remedies. They're the problem, and that's why this story is going to the unimpeachably-credible pages of Fark   (slate.com) divider line 8
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2014-06-10 05:33:24 PM  
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The latest one going around is some neckbeard in a backwards baseball cap claiming to "destroy evolution in 3 minutes", then proceeding to do a 3-minute Gish gallop with all the debunked talking points of creationism...every single one: "Just a theory", "2nd law of thermodynamics", "never been observed", "How did the Big Bang do this", etc.  And I swear there are more scientific literates passing it around than Christians. Stop that. This liar doesn't need any more publicity.
2014-06-10 12:25:47 PM  
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meat0918: I told him they are just condensation, really.  It's a simple but interesting phenomenon, but no, the government is not raining mind control on us.


Maybe not mind control, but definitely experiments
2014-06-10 12:21:39 PM  
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Mikey1969: Yeah, but the author has an actual point... That video is a goddamn joke and spreads not just misinformation, but easily debunked misinformation.


I laughed when I watched the video, too(a while back). It's the difference in "World politics is controlled by bankers" and "World politics is controlled by lizard aliens with holographic cloaking technology to allow them to appear human".

Edward proved that dismissing all conspiracy theory out of hand is irresponsible.
2014-06-10 12:17:18 PM  
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All I know is that MK Ultra really did actually happen and is an accepted fact.  If that doesn't horrify you then I think you have your head in the sand.
2014-06-10 12:14:10 PM  
1 votes:
If the 9-11 commission hadn't been such a clusterfark of misinformation, maybe people wouldn't come up with crazier theories.
2014-06-10 12:06:33 PM  
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the_sidewinder: I've had "friends" on Facebook that have blocked me after I called out their pseudoscientific bullcrap repeatedly, and thoroughly (with citations), showing that the advice they were peddling was very harmful

I never attacked them, only the article they shared, and they got so very, very upset about it



I have a family member who posts nothing but anti-GMO and anti-vaxx bullshiat. If you make the mistake of engaging with him on the subject he will bury you with links to "studies" from "scientific journals", literally hundreds of pages of complete bunk pseudoscience. If you still attempt a discussion, your position is dismissed and marginalized because you didn't read and understand ALL of the studies in the links. If you link to something that disproves or debunks his position it's dismissed as a hit piece or is proof of an even larger conspiracy. There's no talking to people like this. They take polite disregard as acceptance so I've evolved my response from "agree to disagree" to open hostility if and when something I post sparks the need for him to "educate" me.

They hate being wrong. They can't be wrong. They're right dammit because they did the research! They're too smart to fall for quackery. Also, in the case of anti-vaxxers, they can't be wrong because admitting such would mean admitting that they've ben putting their childrens' lives at risk for the sake of a little attention whoring.
2014-06-10 11:32:26 AM  
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I've had "friends" on Facebook that have blocked me after I called out their pseudoscientific bullcrap repeatedly, and thoroughly (with citations), showing that the advice they were peddling was very harmful

I never attacked them, only the article they shared, and they got so very, very upset about it
2014-06-10 09:02:42 AM  
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Actually, the article is really saying that the problem is as much based on their behavior as it is based on your behavior. As in, if you participate in the forwarding or dissemination of this sort of stuff, you are just as culpable as them. But we all know that you have good reasons, of course, and when you submit the latest bit of Trutherism or Belieberocity or wacky Kardashian update, it's because of that, not this.
 
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