posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 12:37 PM
Not denying at all that there are human beings with lower than average intelligence, nor denying that some people simply don't care to learn certain
things that most of us would consider desirable to know - or common knowledge.... there is actually a function of psychology at play here as well.
These "Jaywalking" type segments are heavily edited, as Smileegirl said, and sometimes do show us that there are people out there who fit the above
description. But this type of "gotcha interview" also preys upon a built in and hard wired inherent mistrust of others that most humans have.
If approached by a stranger and asked seemingly irrational and arbitrary questions, without any warning or context at all - instinct tends to make us
want to avoid answering. We become defensive. One mechanism of defense, in this type of situation, would be to simply ignore the person answering the
questions. Another would be to provide a deceptive or disingenuous gratuitous reply. A false answer.
This type of things happens on a level people wouldn't even be conscious of. I think we've all experienced at least one "I have no idea why I said
that" experience in life when approached and asked questions by a stranger.
Something to consider.