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"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
It is not easy to see through all the stuff one beliefs, even if it is in fact such bullshit.
This is especially true in today's age of "fake news", "deep fakes", generative AI and all manner of conspiracy theories:
"One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. Each responds to the facts as he understands them, although the response of the one is guided by the authority of the truth, while the response of the other defies that authority and refuses to meet its demands. The bullshitter ignores these demands altogether. He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are."
"Recognizing truth requires selflessness. You have to leave yourself out of it so you can find out the way things are in themselves, not the way they look to you or how you feel about them or how you would like them to be…"
Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit
Consider also: the amount of energy required to refute bullshit is of a greater order than it takes to produce it (Brandolini's law, also called: the "Bullshit Asymmetry Principle").
"No doubt turning one's back on cherished beliefs can feel daunting and scary, but one finds no real relief in a superstitious embrace of spirituality either. The mind of superstition is a haunted house filled with the ghosts of other people's religion, other people's pain, and other people's fears."
Robert Saltzman, The Ten Thousand Things
Carl Sagan once laid out a set of rules that make it easier to distinguish nonsense and pseudoscience from real science. He called this the "Baloney Detection Kit":
Another useful quote from Sagan is: "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence", which is another way of implementing Occam's Razor.
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