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16. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2019, 11:01 RedEye9
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 19, 2019, 02:36:
It is largely the fault of the education system, and by extension, us the people for allowing it to be in the state that it is.

Critical reading, media literacy, internet hygiene...
It shouldn't be a small segment in one semester of an English class or something... it needs to be a constant throughout in all departments. The internet is too great a part of our lives and our modern learning strategy to not be taken seriously.

And it's not too late for the adults and bozos out there in the world either...
Here, they're up to episode 6 on this series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU

Thanks for the link. I have a friend who has fallen for q-anon, she thinks the government controls the weather and that Aliens control the government; all thanks to youtube. I forwarded the link but you can't make a horse drink the water.
Come to think of it wouldn't that mean aliens control the weather??? Anxious

click the pertinent pdf

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-some-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories/

Five myths about conspiracy theories

 
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15. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2019, 06:42 Nimh
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 14:39:
Not sure if this is a failure of our education system or species, but it's sad there can't be an open communication platform without a bunch of idiots spouting their bat-shit crazy ideas and an unfortunate number of people swallowing it hook, line and sinker. And while YouTube just burying the stupid sounds good, I don't particularly like the idea of YouTube deciding what is truth and factual. If it were to work like their copyright system then it'd be ripe for abuse.

Log out of Google, clear your cookies/cache, and go to Youtube. Find one video that you are interest in, don't watch but read the algorithm 'next video' list. Click one of the shocking ones, then click another shocking one. Voila, you are now most likely on a conspiracy video.

Google pushes this shit HARD. It's the core of their business to push this on people, kids, whomever. To say it's the education systems fault is akin to saying lack of education causes gambling addiction. (Yes, it is a factor, but regulation is ultimately what keeps the entire world from looking like a fucking casino floor)

Google/Facebook have completely focused conspiracy and outrage on what generates clicks for them. They will not stop this on there own, count on that.
 
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14. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 19, 2019, 04:27 jdreyer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 22:45:
1badmf wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 19:26:
the mistake intellectuals like sagan made is that rationality is the last thing these fools respond to. reasons are just the surface justification for their bullshit beliefs. the root is much more primal - feelings of oppression and defensiveness and the all-around stupidity of behaving like animals and succumbing to all their baser instincts. for all their babbling on fox news, they're really little more than screaming monkeys; the speech is just a mask for their slavery to their emotions.
I have wondered just what would happen if we gave them a real conspiracy to worry about...and absolutely refused to talk, argue, or interact in any way with these delusional morons. Might make it hard for them to get jobs, but I'm sure they can still make documentaries of their journey to find the edge of the world.

They have a real conspiracy to worry about: our arch enemy conspired to throw the election for Trump. Thing is, there's a conspiracy theory that the Russian conspiracy is made up.
 
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13. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2019, 02:36 Sepharo
 
It is largely the fault of the education system, and by extension, us the people for allowing it to be in the state that it is.

Critical reading, media literacy, internet hygiene...
It shouldn't be a small segment in one semester of an English class or something... it needs to be a constant throughout in all departments. The internet is too great a part of our lives and our modern learning strategy to not be taken seriously.

And it's not too late for the adults and bozos out there in the world either...
Here, they're up to episode 6 on this series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN07XYqqWSKpPrtNDiCHTzU

 
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12. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 23:01 SunnyD
 
1badmf wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 19:26:
whitelined wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 18:14:
Now, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If there's no way to disprove my contention, no conceivable experiment that would count against it, what does it mean to say that my dragon exists? Your inability to invalidate my hypothesis is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder. What I'm asking you to do comes down to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1995.

Yet the world is still full of idiots...

<snip> the mistake intellectuals like sagan made is that rationality is the last thing these fools respond to. reasons are just the surface justification for their bullshit beliefs.

Keen timing, but just last night while surfing Daily Mail comments on various stories, I came across one involving just this issue, i.e. Flat Earther/Earth Centrist types and their intellect levels, and this comment floated by -

"You can't reason with someone that didn't use reason to come to their conclusions."

True dat, yo.

~Finis~
 
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11. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 18, 2019, 22:45 Stormsinger
 
1badmf wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 19:26:
the mistake intellectuals like sagan made is that rationality is the last thing these fools respond to. reasons are just the surface justification for their bullshit beliefs. the root is much more primal - feelings of oppression and defensiveness and the all-around stupidity of behaving like animals and succumbing to all their baser instincts. for all their babbling on fox news, they're really little more than screaming monkeys; the speech is just a mask for their slavery to their emotions.
I have wondered just what would happen if we gave them a real conspiracy to worry about...and absolutely refused to talk, argue, or interact in any way with these delusional morons. Might make it hard for them to get jobs, but I'm sure they can still make documentaries of their journey to find the edge of the world.
 
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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 19:26 1badmf
 
whitelined wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 18:14:
Now, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If there's no way to disprove my contention, no conceivable experiment that would count against it, what does it mean to say that my dragon exists? Your inability to invalidate my hypothesis is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder. What I'm asking you to do comes down to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1995.

Yet the world is still full of idiots...

the mistake intellectuals like sagan made is that rationality is the last thing these fools respond to. reasons are just the surface justification for their bullshit beliefs. the root is much more primal - feelings of oppression and defensiveness and the all-around stupidity of behaving like animals and succumbing to all their baser instincts. for all their babbling on fox news, they're really little more than screaming monkeys; the speech is just a mask for their slavery to their emotions.

scary people who don't look like me? what are my choices? talk to them face to face like a human being, overcoming one's own fears? nah that would be too hard. just make up some racist bullshit and be done with it. that's what its like in their heads - a constant deluge of emotions they never trained themselves to control, so it rules them and then they make up reasons to justify it.
 
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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 18:14 whitelined
 
Now, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If there's no way to disprove my contention, no conceivable experiment that would count against it, what does it mean to say that my dragon exists? Your inability to invalidate my hypothesis is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder. What I'm asking you to do comes down to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.

Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1995.

Yet the world is still full of idiots...
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 16:54 RedEye9
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 14:39:
Not sure if this is a failure of our education system or species,...
I'm gonna go with species. And what Tact said.
 
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 15:43 Mr. Tact
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 14:39:
Not sure if this is a failure of our education system or species...
Actually, part of the problem is these nuts getting control of state school boards and such forcing their anti-science, pro-God, curriculum into the schools. For as much whining as the right does about how liberal the college system is, their control of pre-college schools in some areas is far more frightening...
 



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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 15:41 Riahderymnmaddog
 
Darks wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 14:57:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 13:36:
YouTube is the cancer of the interwebs, and filled with dumb motherfuckers who are full of opinion's

Kind of like here on Blues right? Or any open forum for that matter. Society in general is bat shit crazy and full of opinions.

Welcome to the age of digital lunacy.

True, the world has always had dumb, but the internet has allowed them id10t's to congregate, and encourage each-other to be all dumb and shit.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want it censored, I want them to post their nonsense, I love watching the world burn. I just need to monetize the crazy.
 
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 14:57 Darks
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 13:36:
YouTube is the cancer of the interwebs, and filled with dumb motherfuckers who are full of opinion's

Kind of like here on Blues right? Or any open forum for that matter. Society in general is bat shit crazy and full of opinions.

Welcome to the age of digital lunacy.
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 14:39 Pigeon
 
Not sure if this is a failure of our education system or species, but it's sad there can't be an open communication platform without a bunch of idiots spouting their bat-shit crazy ideas and an unfortunate number of people swallowing it hook, line and sinker. And while YouTube just burying the stupid sounds good, I don't particularly like the idea of YouTube deciding what is truth and factual. If it were to work like their copyright system then it'd be ripe for abuse.  
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 14:18 RedEye9
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 13:36:

The world YouTube is the cancer of the interwebs, and filled with dumb motherfuckers who are full of opinion's
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 14:15 jdreyer
 
Anti-vaxxers too.  
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 18, 2019, 13:36 Riahderymnmaddog
 
YouTube is the cancer of the interwebs, and filled with dumb motherfuckers who are full of opinion's

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