Thursday, April 8, 2010

People need to be more informed

It bothers me when people are incapable of forming or articulating coherent rational thoughts. It is mainly because most of them are ill informed. There are five different types of people in the world. First of two of those types are the same, so that makes it only three types of people: people who know what the h*ll they are talking about, and those who do not.

I mean, what the fuck!?

A recent research done by the scientists of the Department of Sociology at the University of West Carolina found that 65% of people make up or incorrectly quote statistics when they are trying to make a point in a discussion. Out of these b*llshitters, only 30% of them will ever admit to doing so! That means 95% people in our society are just lying to us. Fucking hypoc**tes!

The reason why b*llshitting runs rampant in our world is because people are not very well informed. If they are well informed, they will be able to call people out when they are br*infarting. For example, if someone says to you, ‘Galileo was not all that smart before he was hit in the head by an orange.’ You should be able to say, ‘Shut the fuck up, you stupid m**therfucker! He was hit by an apple!’

The problem lies in this culture of misinformation. There is no easy way to differentiate between what is true and what is false. Misinformed people end up misinforming more people. As more people feed on that false information, it becomes an universally accepted truth. This is what Albert Einstein explained as the ‘vicious cycle of misinformation’ in the epilogue to his book, ‘The Special Theory of Quantum Mechanics’. I can give you an historic example of this vicious cycle. Ancient Egyptian knew that earth was spherical. However around 50 BC, Plato introduced the concept of 'a flat earth' to his disciples, Socrates and Heraclitus, who popularized the concept to the Roman civilization. It was not until Christopher Columbus set out on his historic voyage in 1294 AD that people realized the earth was in fact perfectly spherical.

Now there is the guy you can trust, Christopher Columbus! He falls into that remaining 5% category. He would never try to bend the truth to suit his own agenda.