Journal Entry #600
October 24th, 2011
First let me say that as you can see this is my 600th article on my blog. I think this is pretty impressive that I have stuck with it in both consistency and content. I don’t get paid for this although it would be nice someday and thanks to all who have read anything I have written.
Now to the topic at hand; Evidence and most importantly verifiable, credible evidence is the key to discovering what is true. When you apply the evidence to the credible testing method of science and reason we can often arrive at a conclusion beyond a reasonable doubt but so many ignore this during daily life from their beliefs to just dealing with the moment.
An example to get my point across;
This picture was posted on Face Book.
In Boston, Veterans For Peace formed a human chain around protesters to stop the police from arresting and beating the demonstrators. In retaliation, the Boston Police beat these veterans and arrested some as well. Share this image if you are anywhere near as appalled as I am.
Now some of the comments…
- outrage … as a vet I am now ready to march with them!
- Absolutely appalling!!
- Looks like it is time for the rest of America to help the Boston PD to take the polar bear plunge. Maybe it will clear their minds.
- violation of the first amendment
- This worries me. A country that beats its Veterans will be beaten as well!
Ok these type of comments went on for a while as most thought it was directly pertaining to the Occupy movement happening now until someone posted this;
………The above picture can be found in an 11-12-2007 Boston Globe article. It was from a Veterans Day event and the veterans gagged themselves as part of their protest….
Guess what the comments still continued and the person posted it again and then again and finally with the link to the actual article and still people ignored what they
were saying despite the evidence
Veterans Arrested on Veterans Day in Boston
So before anyone jumped to any conclusions they should have gotten their facts straight, asked some questions and engaged in some critical thinking but most don’t bother. We see this all the time when it comes to peoples’ beliefs and in daily activities. How SAD…
Even when the evidence clearly disputes what people believe they ignore it. I see this all the time from believers in everything from gods to ancient astronauts to Bigfoot when despite no verifiable evidence, broad speculation, self verifying evidence people again ignore the process of verifying evidence and continue to believe what they want to. That would be fine but then they tell everyone else about it and soon you have a bunch of people believing in the same nonsense.
I have to tell you that in my opinion this makes those people stupid.
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless
What else can it be if you ignore evidence that verifies what you believe is not true or you jump to conclusions? I am not trying to insult anyone just demonstrate the result of refusing to base decisions on verifiable evidence or to even take the time to gather the evidence before rendering a conclusion.
EVIDENCE IS WHAT WE USE TO ARRIVE AT A CONCLUSION SO IT BETTER BE CREDIBLE AND VERIFIABLE OR ELSE YOU ARE JUST LYING TO YOURSELF.
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie