why are people so willing to believe
June 28, 2009 6:47am CST
in what they don't know? People will believe firmly in things like ghosts and aliens and stuff, which is fair enough I believe in ghosts/spirits and I think that we certainly cant be the most intelligent form of life (I hope not cos if we are the universe is f*cked) But when you present people with facts or show them something, they are unwilling to believe, some even deny it to the death? they will claim something as a hoax or conspiracy when the truth is right under their noses. I know you can't believe everything you see,in fact "people say believe half of what you see, son and none of what you hear" Do you believe in things you can't see? Do you believe in things you can?
• United States
28 Jun 09
The trouble with facts, is that anyone can come up with a list of them to support whatever their view is. If two sides with opposing views both have 'facts' supporting their claim...are both right? We are a species of skeptics, we question almost everything. That questioning has lead to knowledge and advancement. How many of us still think that the world is flat, or that the center of the universe is our planet? It took skeptics to question the facts of the day and learn new truths. Do I believe things I can't see? Yes I do. I can't see China, but I suspect strongly that it's there. I'd love to see it someday. Same with heaven or some other world for an afterlife, although I'm not in any particular rush to see it. Perception is everything, so I don't necessarily believe everything I see. Just watch an infomercial sometime, then go online to read reviews of what people REALLY thought of one of these 'miracle' items.