Quote: Originally Posted by FMW
You and I consider it deceptive advertising but the makers of high end audio stuff consider it accurate, or at least some do. You can prove them wrong with a bias controlled test but they will simply attack the test and provide you will a bundle of customer comments praising the product. From the outside, who can tell who's right? Remember there are still lots of people who reject evolution. Evolution!!, remember the great Inquisition, but of course yes, God created us and God looks like us
as she say" What is good was one of us trying to make it's way home?
I have been making this point on various threads too. This is an unwinnable war because the collective intelligence of the sales people, Do you need a brain, I though that was optional!
and the general public is insufficient to always be on guard. There are too many ingrained reasons why these issues persist.
Just imagine... 20% of the American public still smokes despite cigarettes subtract 12 yrs average from your lifespan. People KNOW its bad for them but will start anyway. Well but now you can have ecigarette with even more nicotine!!!
People want to smoke marijuana, what's next heroin?
... Great idea! NOT!
The human race itself has a great deal of sociopathic behaviour
and my intuition dealing with these issues for a LONG time in medicine is this: the human race may evolve to higher average intelligence where a scientific mindset / skepticism becomes more ingrained into the average person's thinking.
This is not to say that "belief" and "intelligence" are mutually exclusive however. I could be wrong and it might be that "belief" may supercede intellect in evolution's bag of tricks. We may move to a society that is increasingly trustworthy without evidence. JUST TRUST ME, one just as too look at all the Dictators, Pedophiles, Politicians and what you find in prisons just trust me
Remember a person that doesn't believe what anyone else says without direct evidence... Would be considered a paranoid schizophrenic. Trust and belief are social mammalian traits that may ensure our survival as a group.