You’re about to open results of psychological tests comparing atheists and agnostics. What do you expect to find?
I wonder if agnostics are more conflict averse, better at abstract thinking
and have a sense of humour.
Also, how do atheists who have children deal with the concept of Santa? Santa is a real world conspiracy theory – and possibly a much more pagan one than a Christian one. I imagine that there has to be a “herd immunity” for the concept of Santa to survive in creches and primary schools. Do religious parents arrive at the door step of atheists and be like, stop your child from spreading heresy!..
P.S. It is snowing in Ireland. I was in the Midlands today and it’s a Winter Wonderland.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool
– Richard Feynman
So I was watching Jordan B Peterson‘s video – I will talk about him later. Look at the bottom right corner on YouTube (in full screen):
Looks like it’s straight off a Beutepanzer:
Half the plot for the next Da Vinci Code is in the bag: “Sergey Brin is Himmler’s long lost great grandson.”
More generally, here are some tips for making conspiracy theories.
You will need:
- them, who are united by a trait and a
- common goal, generally an evil one, signified with a
- symbol, that recurs in all kinds of unexpected places.
If you’re low on inspiration,
- get 100 of anything that has a variety of traits: banknotes, films, pieces of jewellery, anything
- single out the traits and you will surely find a recurrent one
- fit a goal and a type of people on as you see fit.
Never forget that everything
- happens for a reason
- has a deeper meaning
- is all part of a connected universe
If anyone tries to disprove you, don’t worry because it’s impossible to prove you wrong. After all, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence – and evidence is evidence.
On a more serious note, this TED talk on
who controls the world the nature of complexity is pretty good. And every once in a while you will be reminded that just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean you’re wrong: Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery
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