I wasn't sure where to put this thread, but I've decided it sort of counts as disinfo. No doubt if it's in the wrong place it shall be
So, apparently Richard Dawkins is acting like a bit of a spiteful and naughty little kids. He's been seen wandering around saying horribly unpleasant
things to people.
RICHARD Dawkins has taken to walking down the street saying horrible, unprovoked things to total strangers. “You must be so disappointed in
The former scientist leaves his house in Oxford at 11am and immediately begins hurling brief insults at anyone who comes within 10 feet of him.
According to local residents, a typical 30 second burst will include phrases such as ‘please don’t have children’, ‘you look like a
baptist’, ‘everything about your shoes sickens me’ and ‘your face seems to be inside out’.
Now if you're anything like me, you possibly have a mix of shock, amusement, and no small amount of schadenfreude (providing of course it's not you in
the firing line).
Now the only problem with this story is it is made up - it's pure satire. Of late I've been noticing quite a few of these. Just the other evening
while waiting for a plane I stumbled across a site claiming that a Viking ship was found in Mississippi.
Viking Ship found in Mississippi .
Most of these sites have a disclaimer, but often this may not be seen, either through being deposited via a link and missing it, or simply just by
overlooking it. I believe this is one of the ways myths get started, much like the tale of 'Ancient Egyptians in the Grand Canyon', and the alleged
Buzz Aldrin UFO sighting.
Stories may be taken out of context like the Buzz Aldrin one, be satire, or simply have happened so long ago that no one remembers how the story
began. Perhaps Plato's Atlantis can also be traced back to something like this.
Essentially I think when one is researching on the Internet it's important to research more than just one website, and ensure the veracity of that
information (as much as possible). Just a few months ago there was a discussion about Sharia law, and a poster confidently stated that Sharia law had
been declared in Dearborn. This was not the case; the story in fact came from the same place as the Viking Ships tale.
It worries me just how quickly people will grab information that seems to support their own worldview without necessarily checking that information.
Just the same as the 'NASA lies' proponents, but these same people will believe established YouTube UFO hoaxers.
Disinformation at its finest.
edit on 21-8-2014 by cuckooold because: (no reason given)