i have actually began to lose my self and end up judging others intelligence based on their ability to reason when presented with conspiracy
like people who scoff at the mere suggestion that aliens "Might Exist"
i consider them best for flipping burgers due to the fact they cannot think logically, but watch out; these same people are famous for getting your
fast food order wrong
"I said plain and dry, where in that do you get the idea to give me a burger with only onions on it?"
like for instance my twin brother; hes a Physics professor at Univ., and i mentioned the 9-11 conspiracy stuff 2 him ; keep in mind he had NEVER heard
any of it before
and when i presented him with several pieces of information he said "Im totally convinced the conspiracy theorists are correct"
when i saw his reaction; i automatically gained respect for him due to the fact he was able to perform Critical Thinking, and apply his knowledge of
physics to the situation and form his own opinion
for all i know; hes on ATS right now reading my posts; but doesnt realize im his twin bro because i didnt tell him my name
my grandmother was just like the majority of conformists
she is a hard - core christian *southern baptist no less*
it has taken me years; but i believe i have convinced her that ALiens do exist and that God made them *since god's infinite and all*
In this particular case; i had to Use the Bible as a referance to convince her because she only listens to the Bible
I pulled out Ezekiel*spelling * and showed her exactly what it says
I said "Doesnt this sound just like an Alien Saucer landing?
She was amazed; and since then she listens to alien stuff with a more open mind
She used to believe the gov't was good and infallible
But with the help of news agencys; ive been able to prove to her the truth is the oppisite that the Gov't is totally corrupt
what im getting at here is that we have 3 kinds of people
-those who can figure things out on their own when presented with evidence or hypothetical circumstancial evidence
- those who Are intelligent; but require a very long period of slowly bringing the truth to them piece by piece *and you must convert your ideas into
their format if you ever want to convince them* Example :use the bible to convince them aliens might actually exist after all
- and those who will never listen to reason; who will refuse to think logically at every step , and who would rather shoot you with a gun rather than
chill and have a beer with you
the majority of people fall into the middle catagory
we Can convince them; but it will take time and clever manuvering
its about patience and adaptability more than anything else
and about the 3rd type who will never listen? just ignore them
they are a waste of time
but never be afriad of someone laughing at the conspiracy theorys
just Laugh with them and say "I Know its nuts huh?? But its probably true!"