Why are so many anti science? This includes anti GMO, anti vaccine, anti evolution, and believing in woo. (Page 6)

arnym
arnym: @Terry: I used the concepts of black holes and climate change simply as examples of 'scientific' subjects that a person might feel they have reason to be skeptical about, but nevertheless may choose to believe in. I thought I had already explained that. I tried anyway - sorry if I failed.

I'm interested in many subjects and in discussing them - even black holes if it's done in a civil, respectful and open-minded way; rather out of curiosity and a desire to explore a subject than to dispute about fixed-in-stone opposing positions.

As for Google: Of course I use it too but I'm aware that it's a commercial enterprise that caters to its customer base by manipulating which alleged facts get shown to which users. Even more suspect is youtube content and lately, when I Google something, the first results that come up are youtubes. If one pays attention it's not long before obvious contradictions & outright falsehoods show up. So generally I look more to the library for information. I suppose we could have a discussion about why or whether that can be a more reliable source.
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terryanderson1986
terryanderson1986: You can actually disregard the top suggestions and get real data and facts from reputable sources ..... google is a library .... it has everything fact fiction horror
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arnym
arnym: "google is a library .... it has everything fact fiction horror"

That's right but it's a library that decides what to present to you and how to present it, based on 1) what it "thinks" (calculates) you'll be most interested in and 2) what its sponsors and biggest customers would like you to see. Maybe not in that order of priority.

If I enter the description of a subject in the google search bar it's liable to come up with a couple of hundred references to some rock group that's unaccountably chosen those words for its name.

When I said I prefer the (traditional) library I should have added that I frequently buy books if I can't find them there.

I do appreciate the co-operative nature of public libraries though, and the social cohesion they add to the community. Besides, they're cheap .
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terryanderson1986
terryanderson1986: I am sorry you find it so challenging ..
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arnym
arnym: I am sorry you're so sorry, Terry. Do you know why? What's it about, this sorrow you're experiencing? Don't feel bad; it will pass. Maybe theHating or some of your other pals here could offer you some advice & comfort.
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arnym
arnym: Until now I've always despised the kind of arrogant insolent ignorance that graces so many of these pages, but in the absence of much rational content I'm finding it's quite fun. Thanks everybody!
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theHating
theHating: im sorry youre mad cuz google wont let you see the scum of the internet, but you cant knock google.
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arnym
arnym: @theHating; Wow, another sorry one! That's so draining. Maybe you can get together with Terry and share your sorrows. Console each other; sob together, maybe.
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lori100
lori100: yes
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arnym
arnym: "do you think 9/11 was an inside job?"

Not a question relevant to this topic, but: The collapse of the world trade towers in New York happened outside but the planning for it was no doubt accomplished indoors.
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arnym
arnym: "do you think sandy hook shooting was faked? "

If it was faked you can't call it a shooting.
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theHating
theHating: oh god it totally is.. wrong thread! its supposed to conspiracy thread, oh god, im so embarrassed
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lori100
lori100: true , no evidence of a shooting or bodies...was evidence of poor acting by the fake family members...
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lori100
lori100: look it up
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arnym
arnym: "lets just have a big laugh and delete all this sensless shitposting tomorrow"

Haha, good luck with that.
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arnym
arnym: @theHating: You're still posting to the wrong thread.
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lori100
lori100: no bodies were shown...however some of the crisis actors appeared in a few different 'shootings' including at sandy hook...imagine that bad luck...
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theHating
theHating: its okay, im gunna make a point at some point and then delete all the noise
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theHating
theHating: oh god lori, have some f*cking piece of mind, it wasnt faked, heres that link in case you want to prove to me how incorrigible you are.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/alex-jones-infowars-lawsuit.html
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