Everytime a simple minded idiot rolls their eyes at complex idiots over something like flat earth, global warming, or evolution… I want to scream! I want to rip their throats out with my teeth and then bang their heads against the floor while they bleed out!

That felt good.

Of course, I do believe the earth is round, that climate change has already happened and will continue to happen because of carbon released into our atmosphere (by humans), and I know evolution is real; the chimps are our cousins (insert lame-O joke about family members reminding you of monkeys) and that all life on earth has common ancestry. So why does it bother me when the idiots role their eyes at the people who question these things?

Firstly, because they are boring and mediocre idiots whose parents should have drowned them at birth. This part requires no explanation. I don’t do stupid mixed with arrogant. I appreciate arrogance in a worthwhile person but I hate it in trash.

Secondly, and this might be slightly controversial to say but I like the crazy skeptics! At least they are being skeptical! I don’t know for myself that the earth is round. I don’t think I even have the scientific tools neccessary to prove to myself that its round. I simply trust the sources that are feeding me the information. But its fair to question those sources! People in power lie all the time and we should question them. My rule of thumb between legit and illogical questioning of facts is how big the lie is and who benefits. No one benefits from the earth being flat and lying to us about it, and way too many people would have to be lying. But at least with these folks, they aren’t dribbling drones.

Finally, and most importantly, because the people who look down on others for their out-there beliefs, also believe in things that aren’t true. It makes me angry to no end that we still have a criminal justice system that acts like deterrence works and that we are rational actors. If you think this you’re just as dumb as the people who deny climate change. The science is in sweetheart, human beings are rarely rational actors! Bombshell! But we still talk about it as if its some kind of debate. The little bit of deterrence that our system does create is basically washed aside by how much time it takes to get any (in)justice. Our whole legal system has become a jobs program. But its not just the legal system, its every aspect of life. People who think, “advertising doesn’t work on me” clearly have a poor understanding of the factual world and yet they aren’t immediately laughed at. And then those same people are laughing at others… fuck you!

It’s the things we believe in that are not mocked and ridiculed that are the most dangerous. And the belief that you are an individual rational actor is chief among them. We just aren’t.