• nature_man@lemmy.world
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    Star forts existing despite their expensive construction because they are superior to other fort designs in the age of gunpowder due to their overlapping zones of fire and safe zones for defenders? No! Clearly its because we have aquatic ancestors with melon glands and long skulls that bread us into slaves by removing said melon glands! And we hid their skulls there! In some of the most interesting and eye catching structures to see! You know, to not draw attention to them!

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    /s just in case it wasn’t obvious

    I legitimately do not get the logic here.

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      I legitimately do not get the logic here.

      I’m never not going to post this glorious video from Folding Ideas about Flat Earthers. It’s a tranquil and thoughtful examination of the evidence of Earth’s curvature in act one that is actually very beautifully done. The second act is about how people get pulled into these ways of thinking and how it never has anything to do with a logical position.

      People do not have reasonable, rational brains. They have brains designed to explain your feelings. Whenever you feel something, physical or emotional, your brain writes a story to figure out how it happened. Sometimes the stories make sense because we can connect events in a logical way. When emotional states become disordered or compromised the brain can become very lost and it will start pulling together more and more stories to explain a feeling that just won’t go away. This is how people get attached to conspiracy theories and ideas that the universe is not what it seems. This is why otherwise smart people like doctors and nurses can become anti-vaxxers or how some scientists flip to climate change denial or other radical beliefs.

      We are not a rational or logical species, we are a species that tell stories because we are overflowing with feelings.