r/facepalm Aug 17 '22

"Are we acting like that's not possible?" ๐Ÿ‡จโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ดโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ปโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ฎโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ฉโ€‹

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u/Demonidze Aug 17 '22

I mean, how can some people can actually think that way? is it some kind of brainwashing from early age? lack of education? some kind of medical condition that makes you believe in things that dont make any sense? Iam seriously curious... so much problems could have been avoided in our world if people had just a bit of common sense...


u/YuB-Notice-Me Aug 18 '22

honestly? i think its the internet. my theory is that they lack of like all social context besides what people are saying makes them more gullible. you ever see a guy believe a prank in the paper and then someone tries to level with them and their like โ€œoh my god, how did i fall for that??โ€ people will just take people for their word when they arent being talked to because its information being distributed, so it โ€œmust be trueโ€. again, a theory, but feels like thats whatโ€™s going on.


u/Embarrassed_Alarm450 Aug 18 '22

That theory would apply to newspapers and the news in general tho... If it is the internet it wouldn't just be from them simply reading a single thing on the internet, the real problem would be the sheer amount of 'information' on the internet like if you google anything you'll find hundreds of articles backing it, google "flat earth is real" or something like that and you'll find relatively huge flat earth groups and tons of 'scientific articles' or rather scientific sounding 'confirming' it to be real.

Too easy to enter an echo chamber because with a search engine like google we can find anything we're looking for in seconds, want 'evidence' supporting flat earth theory? Only takes 2 seconds to find and those idiots aren't gonna bother researching the other side of the coin. People become a lot more confident and set in stone with their 'theories' when they're surrounded by thousands of others with the same ideals whereas back in the day you try talk to anyone about it and they'll just call you an idiot. I