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Message Subject Debunker Talk LIVE Chat 24/7 - A debunker's paradise!!
Poster Handle Menow
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I had a discussion with some kids not long ago. The gist of it was that they feel lucky that they don't have to memorize things anymore like the old folks did, because anything they need to know can be found using google and wikepedia on their smart phones. One of them even said that if you don't want to read there is usually a video on youtube that explains it all for you. No sense carrying a lot of unnecessary information in the brain, they said, life's too short. When I asked them how they find the correct information in a sea of advertising, false information and opinion, they just blank stared at me. I reminded them that anyone can fake a video, that photoshop can be used to fake anything if the faker knows how to use it and that wikepedia is not a reliable source, and that none of the information on the internet is of any use if the net were to go down, then what would they do? They got a little hostile and remembered they had to be somewhere else. This is why people like Nancy, Clif and the like have such an easy time leading the ignorant by the nose.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10422385

Wow. That is a very telling anecdote. They are substituting the internet in place of having their own personal knowledge and seeing nothing wrong with that.

On the other hand, I have seen a lot of older people who have fallen for Nancy's story. It's somehow quite seductive for some people. I know I gave Nancy the benefit of the doubt until images of her coordinates first came out in 2001 and I saw how she spun them into a "hit" on her prediction. They were no such thing, but a majority of her followers couldn't seem to see through her BS.
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