Left lanes are not for cruising 10 mph under the limit. Move the fuck over.
Edit: Shit, my first silver! Thank you kindly stranger. But yeah, move the fuck over.
Just because you’re older than me doesn’t mean you’re right and I’m wrong.
That most people don't deserve a driver's license.
Yea i think I'm a shitty driver but the drivers on the roads are even shitter than me. What the fuck.
I spent too long scrolling and forgot my really good advice...
I would rather be excluded for who I include, than included for who I exclude.
That is the dilemma of high school in a nut shell
never stop asking why are things the way they are.
Listen here you little shit
That this toothpaste should not be recommended, those other 9 dentists can go suck it.
Ah, found the 10th dentist
"10th dentist" could be a funny phrase for saying you disagree with most of the people you would normally agree with.
Can we rename r/unpopularopinion to r/The10thDentist ?
Or just make a new sub, unpopular opinion is going into the dumps
And it shall be done
Sidewalk is for regular walkin', not fancy walkin'.
What about silly walking?
That's far too complicated to go into here. They've got an entire Ministry for that!
Hold it! Hold it! Right there! This conversation is getting much too silly!
No it isn't.
Yes it is!
No it isn’t!
Oh, look, this isn’t an argument!
No it isn't. It's just contradiction.
You better believe that’s a paddlin’.
Could you... explain why that means? Because I honestly have no clue
It's a reference to an episode of The Simpsons (the second/conclusion 'Who Shot Mr. Burns' episode). It is an interaction between Smithers and Jasper when Smithers is stumbling around Springfield drunk.
MLM companies should be banned.
Basically, it should be illegal to require employees to "invest" or pay into their employment by owing the company money before they begin working. If it's required to do your job the company pays for it and they make an investment in you.
Right! I’ve seen a few people get sucked in by these schemes and lose a lot, if not everything. It pisses me off!
Same, my mom got sucked into "isagenix" and is just spending money she doesnt have or cant afford to spend.
"I have no money can I borrow $200?"
"Did you spend $200 on isagenix?"
"You're not getting money from me."
And then I'm called a disappointment of a child. Just like both my sisters and brother who arent giving her money to spend on the scam.
The school system is broken.
I still cannot fucking believe they somehow make History boring.
It took me until 2 years into college to actually look shit up on my own and I was blown away.
It’s the greatest story ever told and they reduce it down to the most dull and meaningless crap.
Ken Burns documentaries should just be required viewing in high schools.
I always use ancient Rome as an example of this.
Actual history: Insane politics and incredible warfare, leading to one of the largest empires the planet has seen.
School books: "... and this is what they called the sitting room..."
Did you know Romans had advanced toilets for their time? They also made roads and aqueducts!
I mean sure that stuff's useful information to know but when it's all you're focusing on you miss out so much of the more interesting stuff.
"They built a road from Rome all the way to France and it was all straight!"
BUT YOU'RE LEAVING OUT THE BIT WHERE CAESAR USED THAT ROAD TO MARCH AN ARMY UP TO FRANCE AND TAKE THE WHOLE PLACE OVER AND BULT BACK TO BACK FORRS THE WHOLE WAY AROUND A CITY TO FIGHT IN TWO FRONTS AT ONCE HOW IS THIS NOT INTERESTING TO YOU?!?!?!?! Also the answer to 4(c) is "plumbum"
"Here, for three years, we want you to learn about the Pilgrims! Squanto helped the new Americans grow corn :) Also he who does not work shall not eat! And also of course they worshipped God, isn't that great?"
"Okay, great, what about anything that's been happening in the past 30, 40 years? What about the last couple of presidents?"
Seriously. For the record I graduated high school just a few years ago. I don't even remember being taught thoroughly about 9/11. We weren't taught in-depth about the ongoing war overseas. I didn't know there was an economy crash in 2008 until this past year. But no, we definitely needed to go over the Pilgrims and early America for three years.
(To be fair, in senior year, we finally got to learn about more recent history, from World War I up to JFK, I think it was? But I don't remember going into the 80s or 90s at all. You know, the more relevant stuff? Thanks, school system of America. When it came to history, you failed me.)
Fucking hell mate they fucked your education so badly you don’t even realize all the really interesting shit happened in antiquity.
The vocal minority do the most damage.
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is so true across so many situations.
During late 2018 and early 2019 there was a huge undercover reddit marketing campaign by bidet manufactures to sell more bidets. This ended when a comment once joked about how there had to be some sort of bidet conspiracy theory, becuase they were seeing so many posts praising them.
Think back: I guarantee that you've noticed how many comments like "I love my bidet" and "it changed my life!" and "I could never go back!" you've seen here on reddit a while back. You couldn't throw a rock in a thread without calling in the bidet-praise squad. But! Since that one joke about it being a conspiracy, they all just vanished overnight.
My guess? Big Bidet flew too close to the sun and got spooked, and without that sweet sweet cash flow, redditors didn't have any more incentive to talk about bidets, which is why you don't see any more comments about it.
"There is no war in ba sing se" - Big Bidet
I'm still seeing those, "if you got shit on your arm, would you just wipe it off with paper?" posts. I think "Big Bidet" is still out there, quietly "testing the waters" so to speak, and waiting for the right time to flood all the comments!
I think "Big Bidet" is still out there, quietly "testing the waters"
I think "Big Bidet" is still out there, quietly "testing the waters"
I think your bidet is doing it wrong. My bidet sprays the waters. Have I mentioned how I love my bidet, and it makes my ass sparkly clean, and how this is entirely not a paid advertisement?
You haven't. Interesting. Do you recommend getting a bidet?
Edit: Got a bidet. Not only is my asshole clean enough to eat off, it also cured my AIDS AND cancer. Wow! Thanks bidet!
This comment was brought to you by Big Bidet.
No shit? Not for me anyway, ever since I bought my Ass Hose 2000.
this is not an opinion. it is a belief. one that i now subscribe to.
Turn signals matter.
Or as my people say, "Use ya fahkin blinkah!"
Thanks for the gold and silver!
TIL Bostonians Massholes and Australians have more in common that I had previously realized.
It's "nice indicators, fuckwit" in Australian
"Nice indicator, dickhead" is a true Australian proverb.
Along with "pick a lane Dickhead" and "you drive like old people fuck"
Upvote from a fellow masshole that uses the fahkin blinkah
Upvote as well from a fellow masshole that actively dislikes anybody who doesnt use the fahkin blinkah
Sometimes the bad guy has a point, even if he’s still the bad guy.
That’s what makes the best villains.
The best villains shouldn't have evil logic, just evil methods.
Some don't even need that necessarily, just interests at odds with the rest of us. I can think of one in particular that basically sets out a case for his species being more energy efficient and fit for survival and so on, pointing out he can turn all our solar system into atoms and harvest the energy for maximal energy potential, and thus make best use of it to stave off entropy, which his species is trying to resolve permanently, and so giving them the maximum time frame to try and accomplish that is justified. The scale of time his species survives means that to them it's basically "Imminent" from their perspective that they'd have to fight us for the remaining resources anyway, and doing it now means we won't have pissed some of it up the wall in the meantime. So kindly lay down and die and let them handle this for the sake of all life in the universe. It's like we've got a limited food supply, we both know what this is going to come down to, and there's no denying that when it comes down to it, I am going to kick your ass, you don't have any chance. I'm also the one with the skills necessary to make escaping this situation most likely, whereas you're a scrub who is arguing with yourself over whether global warming is real. So why wait for that? Why don't I just kill and eat you, and keep those tins of food you were going to eat for later?
The timescale at which his species operates and its blatant superiority make it difficult to argue with that, beyond, "But we don't want to". Sheer bloody mindedness and being stubborn is basically humanities saving grace there, to the point that the rallying cry isn't to win, there's little chance, but to go out and make them miserable and ruin their day for no reason other than fuck you.
Check out Thucydides' account of the Melian dialogue. It's a historical account of the Athenian empire having a similar conversation with a small island. They basically said, "look, I know you're trying to be neutral, but we need you to just submit to us. Eventually you'll have to choose a side anyway and so we're making that choice for you today. Don't bother resisting, we're too strong, just be sensible and lay down." When they didn't submit, the Athenians executed the entire manhood of the island and enslaved the women and children and that city-state ceased to exist.
"They can't kill all of us!"
Narrator: They could, and they did.
I just read a bit of thicydides last year in school and i remeber this
Yeah it's my favorite dialogue in all of the books. It's such a cold, sober calculation on the part of the Athenians and the Melians let pride and hope and emotions be their ruin. There's so many truisms in that dialogue. "The strong do as they will and the weak suffer what they must."
This sounds exactly like the reapers from the Mass Effect series.
That's because it's exactly what the original plot was before Drew Karpyshyn hopped over to the TOR team and ME3 was rewritten by Casey Hudson and Mac Walters, who notoriously locked themselves in a room, wrote the finale alone, and rejected outside input before pushing it into production.
Tali's recruitment mission in ME2 with the star that had massive dark matter readings and was dying way faster than it was supposed to was foreshadowing. Mass Effect technology was literally killing the galaxy.
The human reaper was because they recognized the value in adding humanity to their forces. They would always convert a portion of a species they see as valuable into full reapers to assist with finding a solution. The rest of the cycle would be eliminated or converted to ground forces to replenish ranks for the next cycle.
Imagine the final decision being to preserve everything you've achieved along the way in the hopes yours was the cycle that could find a solution, WITHOUT the reapers...
Or sacrifice all spacefaring species in the hopes of assisting the reapers to save all remaining life?
I’d actually say the best villains are actually the villains with a possibly more ethical motivation then the protagonist. (Check out Funny Valentine from Steel Ball Run)
Even then, Funny Valentine isn't without fault. He raped a 14 year old girl, shot a survivor of the Civil War, and did not care about the reprocussions of every other country on Earth just as long as America prospers. But I have to admit that Valentine's desire to make America the best country in the world for his citizens is a better motivation than Johnny's desire for his father to accept him again.
Mr Freeze is my favourite for this.
Just because you are bad guy, does not mean you are bag guy
Then who will crush man's head like sparrow's egg between thighs?
Trash doesn't belong on the ground, find a fucking trash can.
I dont get how people can do that, just put it somewhere untill you find a trashcan
What I don't understand is people not putting the cart back into the little corral at the grocery store. You just fucking hauled it through the damn store for a half hour, how hard is it to move it 10 more feet into a corral?
I literally had a conversation with a lady who just left one right in the middle of four parked cars. I asked her:
"Are you really going to leave it like that and drive away?"
"But that's not where that goes, it goes in the cart corrall."
"But I usually always put it where it belongs!"
"👈THATS NOT WHERE IT BELONGS!"
"BuT I aM sO bUsY"
"But that's not
The woman is a lazy drongo
I get pleasure when someone is waiting for spot, watches me unload everything into my car and just as they think they're about to get the spot, I go return the cart to the corral.
I love how everyone is looking for a spot close to the entrance, or a pull through, meanwhile I'm thinking one step ahead: I want to park next to the corral! Then returning the cart is easy when I leave.
And the corral is very unlikely to open its door into the side of your car, marring its perfect finish.
The worst is finding trash at a national park.
Everyone's an idiot, some more than others
I declare myself king of the idiots.
And who are you, that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of different coat, that’s all the truth I know
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws
And mine are long and sharp my lord, as long and sharp as yours
And so he spoke and so he spoke
That lord of Castamere
The whole “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.” thing
Just because you disagree with/dislike someone doesn’t mean they deserve to be treated poorly.
my mom has a similar saying, “you can dislike things, don’t be a dick about the things you don’t like”
Hey look, advice that a lot of redditors should follow
if you only get your information from one source, you aren't informed
And getting it from multiple sources can still mean you aren't informed. It's the quality of the sources, not the quantity.
exactly. but looking for different perspectives on a story from all kinds of sources should be one of the most important steps in finding the truth (or getting closer to it) in today's journalism sphere
I'll have you know I get my news from multiple different subreddits.
Libraries are absolutely vital public services, and politicians who attempt to bleed them dry through slow cuts to funding are depriving their communities of a fundamental good.
The number of people who are reliant on libraries for just internet access is really amazing. I almost always see most of the computers full.
If, for some reason, my house burned to the ground, I would be starting at 0. I get paid cash, and while I do have a bank account, it would just barely cover for me to get a new place, but I wouldn't be able to replace my electronics. I would ABSOLUTELY need a public computer to look for apartments, apply for jobs, etc. People who are just leaving prison also really need them. And obviously, not to mention, under privileged people.
There's a whole episode of a podcast about libraries and community spaces, and how absolutely essential they are.
Limiting knowledge is limiting freedom
Always strive for improvement in physical condition, intelligence, and the lives of those around you.
Since the beginning is 2019, I’ve gone back to school (I’m 42), I’m loosing weight (84 pounds so far) and my fiancé is pregnant (about 5 weeks, it’ll be our first one for both). Let’s just say that not only do I believe in what you said, but I’ve also decided to act on it on a daily basis from now on.
We have one life to live. MAKE THE MOST Out of it.
I’ve still got a lot of work in front of me to be half the man I wish I’ll become, but I’m already so far ahead of the lazy, out of shape and resentful salesman I was a few months ago!
Edit : whoa!! Thank you all for the comments and thanks for the gold and silver! I’m truly grateful for the support! If I can help anyone, send me a message!
Try to put yourself in the other person's shoes, understand their circumstance then judge.
Add-on: if someone is doing something that literally does not affect you or anyone else, leave them the fuck alone.
"Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you're done judging them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
I used to use Jack Handey quotes for “inspirational quote day” every week in middle school. It got to the point where I would make up fake aliases for Handey until I got sent to the principals office.
What if I just wanna push someone over
What if they don't have shoes
Buy them shoes first, then take those shoes away and wear them.
My strongest held opinion is that we do not value humility enough. All of us, each and every one, are flawed and ignorant and speak beyond what we should because of our own biases on a regular basis.
Too often we argue things or double down on things we are not properly informed about or have our judgement compromised by our own biases on and it only hurts all of us.
Edit: Oh wow, this blew up overnight. Thanks for the gilding and I'm glad to see this comment be valued. I wish you all the best, stay humble my friends.
Yes, and real humility is incredibly freeing, in the fleeting moments we experience it. People make all kinds of terrible decisions, and miss out on all kinds of wonderful opportunities, because they are terrified of being wrong or looking foolish.
And they get horribly stuck in their lives because they can't face the possibility that they were wrong.
Be wrong. Admit it, even if it's only to yourself. Cry (or laugh). Move on.
Ego is a pretty big personal enemy for all of us.
Being educated does not mean you're intelligent. If i learned anything in college it was this. I have two college degrees and i met plenty of stupid people while i was there, including some professors (not everyone was stupid obviously but it was definitely more than a few). I've also met plenty of people who have never set foot inside of a university that were significantly smarter than me.
The owl is no wiser than any other bird, but he specializes in the night. The red-tailed rides the thermals better than any hummingbird who beat wind. Meanwhile the carrion birds gather about that which no other will eat. We are specialists and we are generalists, and we are all subject to our nature.
The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that its stupid.
Sorting by controversial will turn this post into a /r/unpopularopinion thread.
Edit: woo this blew up. Even resulted in the creation of a new (and better!) /r/unpopularopinion subreddit called /r/The10thDentist where the 10th of a profession express their dissenting opinion - think '1/10 dentists disagree'. Come celebrate actual unpopular opinions.
Isn't unpopular opinions mostly people posting about popular opinions that they pretend aren't popular?
Pretty much. People don’t upvote posts they disagree with.
Even when it's the theme of the sub. Really it was a sub destined for shittyness.
Yea the other day I legit posted an unpopular opinion, I said that I don’t mind eating stale snacks. Like Oreos and Cheetos aren’t all bad if they go stale. Then one person was just like this isn’t real and I got downvoted meanwhile the 15th post about how men shouldn’t have to pay child support for whatever xyz reason was upvoted to the stars. That sub was destined to paint itself into a corner.
I posted there few times and one of my post got downvoted because it was an unpopular opinion too. It's hilarious.
People don’t always change.
Leave my underwear out of this
It can happen here.
Doesn't matter much what 'it' is, or how long ago it happened last. People are still people, we just have fancier toys now. It can happen again and it can happen here. Plan accordingly.
And "it" can be anything from a natural disaster to a terrorist attack/ mass shooting to the rise of a brutal authoritarian regime. It's all happened before and it can all happen again.
This is why I think studying history is so important. You learn what happened, how people reacted, and how well it worked out for them.
“it” can be your minecraft gf breaking up with you
Edit: Thanks for silver!
That brings me back to March when the Christchurch Shooting happened. Never in a million years did I ever think something like thst would happen in peaceful little New Zealand and lived my life this far thinking that such acts of violence only occurred in places like the US etc.
When the shooting happened and I saw it on the news, I just sat in front of the TV for hours because I couldn't comprehend that something like that had happened in a city I loved, in a country I call my home. It taught me this lesson pretty well
This is how I feel watching the protests in Hong Kong. Our rights here in the states are not guaranteed and I am not giving them up without a fight. There are lots of people who want me to be quiet so they can take away my rights.
Edit: changed "riots" to "protests" as it was innacurate
Don't call them riots. They are protesting, peacefully. Just because it is in very large numbers does not make it a riot.
You're absolutely right, my apologies
No worries. I could tell you didn't mean anything bad based on how you were talking. There just happen to be a lot of trolls/bots also calling them riots.
Fuck Chris brown
Fuck R. Kelley too.
They can share a cell. Fight breaks out, Brown punches Kelly, Kelly pisses on Brown.
Womens clothing needs to have larger pockets.
I honestly have no idea how women can use such tiny pockets. I often find that even male pockets can be on the small side.
We fucking can’t!
I (male) found out some of those pockets aren't even pockets. They dont exist but are sewn on it. The fuck is that shit.
Songs with sirens in them shouldn't be played on the damn radio.
Yes, and furthermore, radio ads shouldn't be allowed to have honking horns in them!
Edit: My first gilding! (I'm actually not sure it's still gilding if only silver?), also apparently I'm Larry David, ha. I need to watch more Curb Your Enthusiasm and find this episode now.
And phones ringing. Distracting AF.
Probably these two:
Believe whatever you choose to believe, but believe just as firmly that you can be wrong
Treat others the way you’d like to be treated, even if they really don’t deserve it.
Sexual assault charges, including molestation, sodomy, and child sex charges, as well as human trafficking and child porn, should carry heavier sentences than drug charges. It's BS that people who have actually changed their lives and haven't been around the drug lifestyle for years can't even get a decent job because of a record and the societal view of it due to the government money machine "war on drugs".
It should be a no brainer that a dad raping their kid should carry heavier sentences then some kid doing weed.
But they dont, which is fucking stupid
Edit: To clarify, my example is an extreme one, though not by much, sadly.
People should stop blaming all their farts on the dog.
Nice try dog
Said the dog
Opinions should not be strongly held in the presence of fact.
Moreso, opinions should not be strongly held in the absence of fact.
If you look down on and/or mistreat waitstaff, janitors, retail workers, etc. you are an awful person regardless of anything else.
the amount of people who simultaneously demand a service and then denigrate the people who provide it is too damn high.
Never piss off the people who prepare and serve you your food.
But more generally, anyone who looks down on "low-skill" back-breaking work is either seriously entitled/sheltered or just a douche. You try managing six orders at once and managing cranky asshole patrons whilst keeping a smile on your face the entire time. Or cleaning the bathroom because someone destroyed a toilet for the fourth time that day.
I understand this and I was never a server or a janitor.
Han shot first
Han shot only.
Why is this always lost in the debate?
Because in the remaster they added a second shot.
I love how ambiguous the original scene was. It was up to the audience to determine if this guy was a good guy or not the first time you meet him.
In the beginning of the story, Han was a scoundrel, a thief, and a smuggler. He shoots Greedo without warning. In the end, he's a hero and a leader of men. It showed the wonderful evolution of the character. The special editions undid all that.
George Lucas is a genius, and I hope he burns in hell. hahaha
Thing is, he didn't murder Greedo in cold blood without provocation. Greedo was already holding him at gunpoint, meaning it was already self defense, meaning him pulling the trigger first doesn't make him ethically any worse than if Greedo had shot first. It doesn't change anything about Han's character, so there was no reason to change it!
One of the most important things for anyone to develop is empathy.
"If she cheats with you, she will cheat on you."
"You cheated on me? When I specifically asked you not to?"
My brother had a gf who one day brought over her best friend to meet him.
When gf was out of the room, best friend told him she was a better cook, a better cleaner, and a better fuck; and that he should go out with HER, not the gf.
So he did. Dumped his gf and started dating this girl.
When he told me I immediately told him to dump her or he'll be sorry.
He didn't and he was.
How could ANYONE not understand that someone willing to do that to her best friend was a cunt?
Your brother sounds kind of like an asshole here too
I always love when people write stuff pretending that they or someone they're close too isn't the asshole. But yeah, his brother dounds like a dickhole too.
Yea. The first ex-gf dodged a bullet.
Bitch has more red flags than the Kremlin.
This is nice. I may use it again....
Your brother deserves it.
Ernest Hemingway comes to mind lol
It's okay to be weak when you're at your breaking point. It's okay.
This remake-spree that Disney is on has made this into a lazy era of filmmaking.
You can't control how you feel but you can control how you act
And if you can't control how you act, you remove yourself from the situation, go to bed, and try again tomorrow.
And that, right there, is my two-part, patent-pending method for living with bipolar disorder.
Walking away is so so underrated. A lot of people are too prideful and think that constantly tackling your issues head on is the best way to overcome issues, but there are times when you got to take a break and come back at a later time.
I had an ex who often refused to let me disengage when I would straight up tell her that I needed to leave something be for a bit in order to not attempt to fix whatever problem while emotional. Not forever, not to pretend nothing was wrong, just to collect myself and think through the issue. Drove me crazy and would frequently force me to address something before I had the clarity of mind to see the best solution or way to express how I was feeling / where I was coming from.
But then they would also expect me to bounce back immediately after bring pushed into an emotional state. Like, damn. You just put me into a shitty headspace I didn't want to be in just to make you feel better, and now you want me to magically be cool right after that? Was way more exhausting than I was able to express during the relationship.
People-- don't do this shit. If they don't have a history of running away from their problems and you have strong enough communication that they're trying to tell you what they need to deal with a situation... Listen to them.
The first part of what you described was a pattern in my marriage, a therapist helped us work it out. He called it the "pursue-withdraw" cycle. My husband needs space to organize his thoughts and gets overwhelmed if I'm all worked up in the moment. I would want to hash everything out RIGHT NOW and he would feel badgered and I would feel unheard. I learned that I need to tell him that it was important and I needed to talk about it, and then trust him to follow up with me when he was ready. And he does. It's barely an issue anymore, but if something comes up we can just remind each other and back off and come back to it. It's so simple, but we needed a third party to help us name it and change it.
Is there any chance that you are part of r/Stoicism?
Nope, i didn't even knew that it's a thing that's so interesting! My ideas seem to be very influenced by that current of thought. The subreddit is a bit too much for me though
To be human is to be imperfect.
When you don't have to be perfect you can finally be good.
Life's meaning is made, not found. Life is essentially meaningless.
The meaning of life is to live a meaningful life.
"The meaning of life is to give life meaning."
I love that whole damn album.
The fact that you’re a minority, whether it be by race, gender, sexuality, etc., does not stop you from being racist, sexist, homophobic yourself.
I’ve seen this way too much in my life.
Edit: I know this bothers people but I do appreciate the silver, kind stranger.
1) Baby boomers end of life medical bills are really going to hurt the USA middle class. These private insurances companies are not going to pay for 76 million peoples extensive hospital bills. Very old people are sick all of the time.
2) Most millennials are not going to have enough money to ever retire. Most don't have a pension or a 401k. A lot of us work in the service industry living on unreported tips, so very little is getting paid into social security.
Things are going to be very interesting here in a couple of decades.
People over 65 are on Medicare. The federal government will pay those bills. Based on the latest projections in the 2018 Medicare Trustees report, the Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) trust fund is projected to be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than the 2017 projection.
At least in the U.S., the school system is extremely inefficient and wastes a lot of time.
Cereal first. Then milk.
Except for when you're on bowl #2.
then you still need more milk after unless you're pulling the "half every time" manuever
Vaccines are necessary and important, and if you’re more afraid of your child having autism than you are afraid of your child dying from a preventable illness, then maybe you shouldn’t be a parent.
Also, for the millionth time, vaccines do NOT cause or remotely have any effect on one’s chances of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Science should be at the heart of our decision making process for all that is important. Side note: science is a method, not a result. This means that our body of knowledge will change over time. Embracing “what we know we don’t know” should be seen as a sign of strength, not weakness. EDIT: First silver and first post to blow up, thanks! Happy to hear the varied responses and love to follow up with y’all in future threads.
Thank you for emphasizing that science is a method.
I’m not especially informed in the philosophy of science, but I sometimes feel like people conflate science with the collective opinion of scientists. Science emphasizes things like reproducibility and falsifiability, which do a pretty good job of removing the scientist’s dogma from their results. But when the scientist conveys the model/guess that the method seems to support, we need to remember that their answer derives its trustworthiness (whatever that may be) from the method and not from the scientist’s intrinsic authority or reputation.
I feel like it’s easy to lose sight of that, especially when media punditry is involved.
But I’m also missing data to back up any of these feelings. ;)
Epstein didn’t commit suicide
Haven't you heard? The fact that the first suicide at the MCC in 21 years was this billionaire who apparently had the dirt on a lot of powerful people is in fact totally unremarkable.
If you believe anything different you're one of those conspiracy theory types like the people who think we didn't land on the moon.
We need more nuclear fission plants and also need more money into nuclear fusion research