If it looks, quacks and sounds like a duck… 

Posted: December 16, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Last week a man, armed with a loaded AR-15 assault rifle entered a Washington DC pizzeria. The police were called and the man was arrested when asked why he entered the establishment with the loaded assault rifle the man let the authorities know that, he was there to investigate a sex trafficking ring ran by Hilary Clinton out of the Pizzeria.

The gunman fell prey to one of the strangest fake news stories ever on the internet labeled #pizzagate. The story has been passed around and tweeted by many to include, a former employee of the Trump transition team.

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With all the information out there today it can become easy to succumb to the fake news however, the Pizza gate story was so twisted and strange it seems that only a crazy person would even give the story a modicum of credence.

Some stories though can on the surface look real and appeal on some level to a reader. How should the public treat this?

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When reading news stories that seem strange and odd, and doing my investigation into the story I cannot help but remember the philosophical principle of Ocam, known as Ocams Razor.

Suppose there exist two explanations for an occurrence. In this case, the simpler one is usually better. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation is. Assumptions are the beginning   of deception.

Maybe a good way to not be duped is to

  1. assume nothing
  2. investigate everything as much as we can
  3. do nothing immoral (you know like enter a pizzeria in the nations capital with an assault rifle)

Have an awesome weekend everyone \

peace

john3c

 

 

 

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