posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:06 AM
Originally posted by purplepixie
As soon as something that's clearly an opinion or a shady theory with little to back it up starts getting passed off as some sort of certain truth,
it just becomes frustrating.
There are a lot of fundamental problems with understanding things.
Here are two huge problems;
Authority figures have agenda's that are not in line with the best interests of the people. Whether they are driven purely by self interest, or
there is a greater and more sinister conspiracy behind their actions - only a minority would disagree that governments seem to be acting against the
interests and wishes of their people. Now, if the previous can be considered true - then all information sourced from them - no matter how they dress
it up with slides, animations and scientific tables is suspect.
The scientific and media community (and many others) has clearly been co-opted by wealthy special interests - therefore they are not trustworthy
The problem then remains - how do you determine then what is credible and what is not. Well, you try and find as much information as possible.
Imagine that the unknown is like a childrens dot to dot puzzle - if you have three data points, its always going to look like a triangle - only when
you add another 50 data points will the true picture begin to reveal itself.
Not everything is resolved with the three main sources of 'reliable' information (scientific community, government, media).