I don't know it all. There are some things I know and some things I don't know. I have my opinions and beliefs and my hang ups just like everybody
If you claim something, I want to see the real evidence, not just scant evidence that would have another more appropriate or natural explanation for
And I do know a few things about the tricks and traps die hard believers love to pull.
Such as artificially inflating the numbers to make it seem that their fringe belief is actually a mainstream belief. Just because it may be supported
by millions of people doesn't make it a true mainstream belief. Millions of people may seem like a lot but when you do the actual math, two or three
million people or so are less than one percent of the population of America, with roughly 313,412,000 people.
A good example of this is whenever anyone changes their minds on global warming, all of a sudden it becomes "SEE! ALL SCIENTISTS WILL COME TO BE LIKE
THIS!" which is utter nonsense. A few people change their minds does not mean they represent everybody.
And when I am no expert I will tend to go with what real experts say. But just because you have a PhD. it doesn't really mean you're an expert. There
are PhDs who believe that steel can't weaken when under the influence of a great deal of heat, but they are no metallurgist.
When no experts agree I will go with my own conclusions Heck, even when they do agree I will sometimes go with my own conclusions, but I base my
conclusion on what the evidence says, not what I don't want to or want to believe..
But that's just me.
I think for myself, and that will always make me unpopular and the underdog. Because people will ALWAYS expect me to somehow tow the party line,
whatever party I'm associating with at the time.
But then, A real man goes his own way and thinks for himself.
We must always forge our own paths through the forests and the deserts out there, and we must always learn to rely on ourselves.
That is the true spirit of individuality. You think for yourself and go your own way and to hell with conformity.
No matter what group you're part of, never conform, never retreat, never surrender. Always go your own way. Always question the party line, it is
always misleading in some way.
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