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While looking at some of the threads on here, I noticed that believers seem to call every video or picture real without any evidence. They immediately get on the thread and say "it's real."
The believerseems to equate his or her opinion to actual evidence. When you say a picture or video is real, what is it based on? If it's an extraterrestrial spacecraft, what barometer are you using to weigh the evidence? How is an extraterrestrial spacecraft supposed to look in a picture or video? I was just reading one post and the believer said it should look like that so it must be a real.
Again, I think the believer equates his or her opinion with evidence and in their mind their opinion holds the same amount of weight. Any old bozo can say I saw a U.F.O. and the believers say I'm sure you did. In their mind, their opinion is equally weighted in favor of the eyewitness account from the bozo.
I think it's pretty obvious this is a mechanism to reinforce their pre-existing beliefs. The believer has turned off logic in it's head to support their belief.
Originally posted by polomontana
While looking at some of the threads on here, I noticed that skeptics seem to call every video or picture fake without any evidence. They immediately get on the thread and say "it's fake."