Evidence is a waste of time
This is NOT about all the lovely things people can and should do with evidence and related issues.
- Doubt it.
- Avoid evaluating it.
- Rubbish it.
- Apply unsavoury labels to persons who report the evidence – so as to rubbish it.
- Avoid people who repeatedly present the evidence.
- Ignore it – with arguments such as “You’ve not seen the evidence for yourself!” Like I’ve never ‘seen’ my liver – this does not mean I don’t have a liver!
- Tell themselves stories that, “It’ll all be fine!” or “I’m fine!” I’ve even heard people who were seriously suicidal just 5 mins ago tell me “Not to worry, I’m fine.. I’m sorry. Never mind. Sorry to bother you.” This is like the most infantile idiotic sort of statement; totally out of context. And you know what – these people expect to be believed – and not challenged. Challenged? Yeah – like you don’t tell someone who was just suicidal 5 minutes ago, “What an arsehole are you – trying to give me bullshit! You’re a disingenuous wanker, who attempts to take me for a fool – piss off!“
- Say, “Things will work themselves out.” – the biggest loadah manure of all.
- When in the odd instance the evidence is partially evaluated and found to be compelling, explain it away with a set of weak evidence, poor reasoning and misguided inferences (aka cognitive dissonance).
- Say, “It’s all beyond our control” and impute God’s will, or somebody else’s will, or externalise controls to various situational circumstances.
- Dig in like Alabama ticks!
- Distract themselves with other issues.
Just to be 200% clear, I said the human mind – I was not referring to anyone who is reading this article. My general observations have arisen from observing what normal and abnormally highly educated people do!
What’s next? I dunno.. but as the question has arisen, may I suggest self-isolation and nutting a stone wall.