Senior HTF Member
- Nov 28, 2011
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I think the internet has gotten people to feel that they need a strong opinion on everything and not knowing anything about a topic is no longer an obstacle to forming that strong opinion. You just say whatever you want loudly and it's true.
Personally, I love when Jimmy does these kinds of things because it shows what dummies people are. I'm a dummy too but at least, I know it.
This is no different than what has always been. Though over the past decade or so, it has become a lot more "visible".
Back in the day before the internet was common, I use to do this as a running joke with friends/acquaintances to see what emotional reactions such folks make.
It gives insight into how a particular individual thinks and/or reacts. This is where I came to the realization that most people in my life do not think in terms of factual/scientific information.