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Question #1: I noticed, especially on the internet, the majority of people will voice their opinion as fact, even when they have no experience or knowledge on the subject. Why do they do this?
My Answer to #1: Do people actually think they know what they are talking about? Does the toneless sarcasticless space of the Internet only make it SEEM like they're stating it as fact? Do people think reading something on the internet makes it true?
Question #2: On another topic, why do people say irrational things that are contrary to basic logic that most people agree upon? (Ex. "Just because you write in Word a game design, doesn't make you a game designer.") By very definiton and logic, this quote is entirely irrational and incorrect. Doodling in Word, designing a game or game features, would very much so make someone a game designer.
My Answer to #2: Is it because people don't understand the use of adjectives? "Experienced Designer, Amateur Designer, Poorly Designed, Inexperienced Designer, etc. etc." Do people get angry when others are given or have self-proclaimed titles, even when true? Do people get upset because it's misleading and fail to realize they're being misled by their own ignorant (of adjectives) assumptions?
Question #3: What makes people believe misinformation? Whether it is FOX NEWS spewing lies to their redneck viewers, or internet rumors or historical myths that are believed to be true (such as people thinking the earth was flat, and Columbus believing contrary)-- why do people believe these things?
My Answer to #3: Is it because these people don't understand or never learned how to properly research something or think rationally on the subject? I was taught in grade school that Columbus thought the Earth was round, and everyone else at the time didn't. This was never true, but it's still taught in many of our schools BY history teachers. Yet when I first thought about it, my rational processes and basic logic concluded that most people probably thought it was round, since the beginning of time. Upon doing ACTUAL research, I find my logic to actually become true. Most people DIDN'T think the Earth was flat. What I learned in grade school was a lie. Yet most people dont ever seem to question their logic or challenge what they've learned.