Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs a clever ploy — misrepresenting what was said. The objective is to “win” disputes by questioning, disproving, dismissing, trivializing, mocking, being offended by, and/or objecting to what wasn’t said.
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
“What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” – Michael Crichton
“Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two.”
– Hugh B. Brown
“Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”
– Mark Twain
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust
“Life itself is only a vision; a dream. Nothing exists, save empty space and you. And you are but a thought.”
– Mark Twain from The Mysterious Stranger
“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.”
— Samuel Johnson