posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 08:21 PM
Apparently if enough people believe something to be true, than it certainly MUST be true! If my Facebook experience yesterday is any indication, we
are in a world of hurt already.
Yesterday, when I visited my Facebook, I was assaulted by a barrage of common household brooms standing, as if by magic, all on their own. My
excited friends were oohhing and ahhhing about how their brooms were standing because of the impending equinox, solar flares, or planetary alignment,
depending on which story the friend had been indoctrinated with. I, however, being an educated thinker knew the truth. That these brooms would stand
any day of the year regardless of planets, equinox, or solar flares.
I took the time to respond to each broom picture carefully explaining that physics is actually at play here and these brooms could be stood anytime.
Guess what happened?
I was COMPLETELY ignored!! My friends continued bantering with their like-minded and clueless friends about how "cool" this "phenomenon"
was. They completely ignored my comments(I was respectful and not preachy) for the exception of one "like" by a teenager who I implored to ask his
physics teacher about it at school.
This was probably the best social experiment I've ever witnessed. It showed perfectly that people will believe what they are told if enough other
people claim it to be truth. Furthermore, they will not listen to the voice of reason as long as the majority are buying into the claims being
offered. They are content to be ignorant and will not attempt to find the truth by their own free will. Being the same as the group is obviously very
I'm not sure I have the same respect for some of my Facebook friends anymore. I mean, they obviously don't value my opinion enough to even comment
on my comments. Maybe they just don't like getting schooled.