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Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: KuzKuz

Did you know that approximately 1 out of 4 Americans still believes the sun revolves around the Earth?

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Those people aren't just resistant to facts they seem to be completely immune to them.




posted on May, 15 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Well at least it's only 25%

Hahaha



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: KuzKuz
Alright, let us use science. The world is flat and the sun revolves around us cause we are the center of the universe.

That was a scientific fact at one point right.


That was never a "scientific" fact. It was a religious view and that wasn't even believed by a large amount of folks on earth during those days. That's a general misconception that people thought it was scientific fact. Many cultures believed the earth was round and wasn't the center of the universe.

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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Barcs

originally posted by: KuzKuz
Alright, let us use science. The world is flat and the sun revolves around us cause we are the center of the universe.

That was a scientific fact at one point right.


That was never a "scientific" fact. It was a religious view and that wasn't even believed by a large amount of folks on earth during those days. That's a general misconception that people thought it was scientific fact. Many cultures believed the earth was round and wasn't the center of the universe.


Exactly, religious persecution did a lot to keep it a "fact".

Funny thing about the "science thought he world was flat" talking point, is we only know the fact that it's not flat, because of science. The greatest thing about science is that it's self-correcting.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: tanka418

What do the AGW deniers get if all of these fear mongering predictions continue to be false?

Thank goodness for online fingerprints...nobody can hide from their past opinions anymore.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: AthlonSavage
a reply to: tanka418

The same scientists rammed the theory of relativity down the publics throats and when has that ever been proven. Verified means conclusively proven. That hasn't happened. If that theory is wrong it means the speed of light isn't limited to C.



Scientists Ramen Nothing DOWN Peoples throats it's called physics. And it doesn't require your belief in it. Just the shear fact you even bring this up tells me you have never taken physics and have no understanding of it. Sadly relativity has a lot of evidence proving it correct. Science isn't the enemy physics is u sedan every day to better people's lives.

please reconnect the rational portion of your brain so we can fit her discuss this



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: tanka418

Just so you know. The most fact-resistant human I've dealt with lately is a fully accredited doctor. More into Big Pharma propaganda than science. It's happening everywhere.


F&S&



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: mahatche

originally posted by: Barcs

originally posted by: KuzKuz
Alright, let us use science. The world is flat and the sun revolves around us cause we are the center of the universe.

That was a scientific fact at one point right.


That was never a "scientific" fact. It was a religious view and that wasn't even believed by a large amount of folks on earth during those days. That's a general misconception that people thought it was scientific fact. Many cultures believed the earth was round and wasn't the center of the universe.


Exactly, religious persecution did a lot to keep it a "fact".

Funny thing about the "science thought he world was flat" talking point, is we only know the fact that it's not flat, because of science. The greatest thing about science is that it's self-correcting.


Not only that but the truly educated never believed that. It was known since the Greeks the world was round And the earth revolved around the sun.wasn't until the Vatican started teaching people that this fact changed. And even then people knew the world wasn't flat. Even Christopher Columbus knew. Problem was you had to be rich to receive a proper education.



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 01:22 AM
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originally posted by: johnwick

originally posted by: tanka418

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.
-- www.newyorker.com...

If this is supposed to be satire; why does it "feel" so right-on?

It seem that increasingly people simply refuse to actually "look" at the reality, the facts, the real world data, and come up with some barely related "notion" of their own...

I guess I'm just some relic of the ancient past; I rely on science, and data for everything.


Is this the onion?

It seems like the onion.

BTW, this is all just hyperbole.

There are many times more people today with scientific backgrounds, vs those in the past.

I don't get it.

Is this because people aren't buying the AGW bs?


The rockerfellers have controlled the education system for the last 100 years the human brain has decreased 10% in the last 100 years compared to 10% decrease over the previous 20,000 years.
the problems concerning the pollutants emitted since the start of the industrial period have greatly exacerbated the decrease in intelligence coinciding with the ruling classes extreme grip over this planet in the last 60 years leading to the a 50% extinction of land and 30% extinction of animal species.
repeated experiments by the military in using populations as test subjects in nuclear bacteria and chemical poisoning have also added to the problem.



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: tanka418

I don't know why there is a question of why this is happening.

The word "fact" is an abused word. It is overused and in most cases misrepresented. People have been confused by an onslaught of "facts" and have started a reflex to deny out of self preservation.



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: jinni73
the human brain has decreased 10% in the last 100 years compared to 10% decrease over the previous 20,000 years.


Is that true? Are you talking about decrease in size, or decrease in intellect? Got a link? I've only seen the claim of smaller brains than Neanderthal, but not the last 100 years one.

I can tell you that the overall IQ of the population has done nothing but rise over the past 100 years, so that pretty much nullifies any brain size decrease issue. Intelligence isn't just about physical brain size. While brain size has decreased a bit since Neanderthal, it doesn't necessarily mean they were more intelligent. The brain to body ratio in Homo sapien and Neanderthal is the same. Plus there's the fact that homo sapiens survived the last ice age while Neanderthal did not. I'd think homo sapiens were smarter, although their smaller size could factor in as well. The end of the last ice age consisted of flash flooding, crazy weather patterns unlike anything we see today, sea level changes, etc.


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posted on May, 17 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: jinni73

originally posted by: johnwick

originally posted by: tanka418

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.
-- www.newyorker.com...

If this is supposed to be satire; why does it "feel" so right-on?

It seem that increasingly people simply refuse to actually "look" at the reality, the facts, the real world data, and come up with some barely related "notion" of their own...

I guess I'm just some relic of the ancient past; I rely on science, and data for everything.


Is this the onion?

It seems like the onion.

BTW, this is all just hyperbole.

There are many times more people today with scientific backgrounds, vs those in the past.

I don't get it.

Is this because people aren't buying the AGW bs?


The rockerfellers have controlled the education system for the last 100 years the human brain has decreased 10% in the last 100 years compared to 10% decrease over the previous 20,000 years.
the problems concerning the pollutants emitted since the start of the industrial period have greatly exacerbated the decrease in intelligence coinciding with the ruling classes extreme grip over this planet in the last 60 years leading to the a 50% extinction of land and 30% extinction of animal species.
repeated experiments by the military in using populations as test subjects in nuclear bacteria and chemical poisoning have also added to the problem.


No your just wrong there has been no decrease in brain size. And the size isn't what's important it's the folding. The trick with intelligence us surface area the more folds on the brain the greater the surface area. Elephants and blue whales brains dwarf ours. What's amazing is the human brain has mire surface area by a huge margin.



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr

The ancient Greeks brought us Geocentrism and the Christians adopted it because it supported their beliefs(long before the Vatican existed). In fact, it was widely accepted as fact until people like Copernicus came along and was not completely disproven until the mid 1800's.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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Article should have read


" Average Joe: Earth endangered by new strain of money hungry, integrity resistant scientists".

Just another article just poking fun at slaves for not blindly following what "scientists" say.



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: anton74
a reply to: dragonridr

The ancient Greeks brought us Geocentrism and the Christians adopted it because it supported their beliefs(long before the Vatican existed). In fact, it was widely accepted as fact until people like Copernicus came along and was not completely disproven until the mid 1800's.



That is not exactly correct. The dark ages kept the average person in the dark and in the name of religion destroyed a great library in Alexandria that held this knowledge.

We have been navigating by the stars for thousands of years. The few who were masters of Celestial navigation no doubt knew the Earth was not flat. In fact before Christ and Socrates, Erathosthenes calculated Earth's circumference and axis tilt angle with good accuracy.

Eratosthenes of Cyrene



posted on May, 18 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: anton74
a reply to: dragonridr

The ancient Greeks brought us Geocentrism and the Christians adopted it because it supported their beliefs(long before the Vatican existed). In fact, it was widely accepted as fact until people like Copernicus came along and was not completely disproven until the mid 1800's.



That's not exactly true the first model of Helicentrism was around 200 be by a Greek astronomer Named A ristarchus of Samos and later Aristotle would continue with his work. The geocentric model was not believed in ancient Greek but later ptolomey created a model for tracking the stars. And this because of its predictions led people to be love in a egocentric theory. But realize he was Roman 400 years later. So know the Greeks didn't believe in egocentric models.And it always amazes me how people underestimate what our ancestors knew. They were just as smart as we our. The diffrence is technology has to be built upon other advances.


en.m.wikipedia.org...
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posted on May, 18 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: anton74
a reply to: dragonridr

The ancient Greeks brought us Geocentrism and the Christians adopted it because it supported their beliefs(long before the Vatican existed). In fact, it was widely accepted as fact until people like Copernicus came along and was not completely disproven until the mid 1800's.



That's not exactly true the first model of Helicentrism was around 200 be by a Greek astronomer Named A ristarchus of Samos and later Aristotle would continue with his work. The geocentric model was not believed in ancient Greek but later ptolomey created a model for tracking the stars. And this because of its predictions led people to believe in a geocentric theory. But realize he was Roman 400 years later. So know the Greeks didn't believe in egocentric models.And it always amazes me how people underestimate what our ancestors knew. They were just as smart as we our. The diffrence is technology has to be built upon other advances.


en.m.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 02:37 AM
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posted on May, 19 2015 @ 02:39 AM
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a reply to: tanka418



leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them


Philosophically and metaphysically there are no "facts." If scientists practiced more abstract thinking habits they might not have to combat anything; combat?

I'm glad we are all getting along. I'm glad there has clearly been scientific advancements in respect to evolution.



posted on May, 19 2015 @ 02:46 AM
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a reply to: Acatalepsia

In science, there are such things as facts. Read up on the definition of scientific fact.




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