Arguing with the anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, and climate change deniers is a heck of a job. If you've ever tried, you’ll know what I am talking about.

And even though you recognize the fallacy in their arguments, like saying that masks don’t help to stop the coronavirus, you sometimes need heavy artillery.

Luckily, some people who know what they’re talking about have done everyone a service and stepped in to school the science deniers big time. From biochemists to sport scientists, these are some of the most mic-drop moves in stopping the spread of misinformation.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

I never knew that a simple apple had such a complex chemical composition. I learn something new everyday.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

SNAP!

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Pamela24
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3 months ago

One of my favourite tweets of all time (the second one, obviously). I hope to be one day this articulate.

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These days, when there are so many science deniers, it may feel like arguing with them is absolutely pointless. But a 2019 study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior showed that it’s in fact worth arguing with them.

Philipp Schmid and Cornelia Betsch of the University of Erfurt in Germany conducted six experiments with 1,773 subjects. They assessed “how to mitigate the influence of a denier on the audience.”

The results showed that “not responding to science deniers has a negative effect on attitudes towards behaviors favored by science (for example, vaccination) and intentions to perform these behaviors.”

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Alan Turing was praised for what he has done during war time and condemned for whom he loved. That's the great tragedy of his life.

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 months ago

Dear God-botherers. If god drowned everyone except one family on the planet because they were evil then he believed that unborn children could be evil (not to mention all the born children). You anti-abortion types must really hate god for that.

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Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

That last remark hits it home!

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Facing deniers can be treated as a concerned and important effort to fight misinformation. The authors of the study suggest that “not turning up to the discussion at all seems to result in the worst effect.”

Meanwhile, showing up on an acquaintance's Facebook post, even if you think it's pointless, will surely do some good.

Interestingly, the authors claim that science deniers use the same rhetoric across domains. It means that “uncovering their rhetorical techniques is an effective and economic addition to the advocates’ toolbox.”

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

I love my Space Pen! Works great.

Louloubelle
Community Member
3 months ago

I love writing utensils. I just googled it. I have to get one.

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

In the 1980's a Fisher space pen was the height of sophistication at school.

Doggo Georgia
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3 months ago

Though the story sadly wasn't true.

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
3 months ago

Humans that believe that they are intelligent, will continue to harp upon partial facts.. the 1% of us, that believe in the full facts, will continue to make the morons look like morons, and they still wont get it.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 months ago

This is all over the place in truth and fiction. They really did make a pen that would write without gravity. Pencils are dangerous in space Bc of the particles being sucked up and the wood being flammable. They bought mechanical pencils but they were extremely expensive for some reason. The Soviet’s also bought the same pens.

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 months ago

This is old, but still one of my favs. ♥️

Jay Tesst
Community Member
3 months ago

Snide morons. That's a keeper!

Craig Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

Funny how this joke focuses on the pens design, but doesn't take into affect how many other inventions many of use on a daily basis from inventions intended for space travel like........ Scratch resistant lenses, Insulin pump, solar cells, water filtration, wireless headsets, CAT scan, baby formula, grooved pavement, air purifier, memory foam, LED's, and the list goes on.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 months ago

Also the pocket vagina

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Alex Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

I also sniggered, but I did not know this. I shall no longer snigger.

Francesco Nicoletti
Community Member
3 months ago

The Fisher company still exists, still makes space pens. Probably made back it’s investment years ago. Mine work great. Survive the occasional trip through the washing machine.

BUMMERS
Community Member
3 months ago

Papermate 'Erasermate' pens are also pressurized, as well as erasable. Great for crosswords!

Socat
Community Member
3 months ago

Didn't know that. Thank you

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

sometimes the simpler move is a lot smarter and waaaay cheaper

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

should of got themselves a raccoon (a bored panda subject) did it have writing on the pen like you're out of this world? (another bored panda subject)

David McKendrick
Community Member
3 months ago

The Americans used pure oxygen in their capsules. Russia just used air.

Jenifer Halpern
Community Member
3 months ago

I think it's something in the water here that makes peoiple so f**king stupid!!!

ArhomR
Community Member
3 months ago

What the quark?!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

Okee, okee, zo ve use crayon!

Colleen
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, I just saw the 'pencil' on twitter. Hope I can find it again to comment with the above.

SaraFromHell
Community Member
3 months ago

Omfg. Why am I not surprised!?😔

Nymphadora Tonks
Community Member
3 months ago

I love science.

Russian Otaku
Community Member
3 months ago

True story wonder just were in the telephone game of stupid bullshit did Fisher lose credit for creating the pens

Bob Belcher
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't help that several well know comics have spread this either.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahahaha, science to the rescue! :)

Steven Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

Next they invented computers and we didn't need to use scribbling sticks anymore, except for art.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a Uniball Power Tank that has that technology. Love it.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Still using one...

Medvěd
Community Member
3 months ago

"Americans"

Eliyahu Rooff
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm afraid I have to give an F on this one. Russians also had pens that worked in spade. The pencil-story is a myth.

El Dee
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3 months ago

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None of this is true. Ordinary pens work in zero g, this is a myth..

Christian Karcher
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3 months ago

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I have my doubts about the 'pure oxygen' atmosphere.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Never ending story of idiots spreading a disease because they do not believe in science.

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Daria B
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3 months ago

I think we should celebrate holidays of all existing religions, that should be given equally to all followers and non followers. Yay! Every day is a holiday! ♡

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Hilarious!

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Elli Rahim
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3 months ago

Excellent campaign.

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Fish Boden
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3 months ago

I can't believe that the idiot had 1.8k up-votes. Yowsers, so many dafties.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Lol. How dare you debunk the nonsense I'm spewing on the internet with science? Don't you ever do that again!!!!

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Joran Quinten
Community Member
3 months ago

Ouch, that NASA burn

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

That student has many shocks ahead of him in life methinks

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

oh good grief, we are all in trouble

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Even if you'd put the entire flat-earth movement in a spaceship and circle the earth in any way they want, they'd be telling you that it's a trick with mirrors and projectors. But at least they are harmless and don't hurt other people with their nonsense.

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

President of the kick ass roasting division of the IGF

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NavyDave
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean, astrophysics aren't directly related to climate change, but you can expect someone who has a PhD in it to know à lot more than someone so unintelligent that they spell virus vIRUS and say that people who believe the truth(that climate change exists) are criminals.

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

hahahaha I love it when people who have no flippin' idea who they are talking to make an ass out of themselves. I always look up whoever I am in a discussion/argument/debate with before I make a comment that I might regret later. You never know if someone's background qualifies them to be right or not.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

History is there to teach the future lessons. But of course, you do need some kind of education to be able to understand those lessons.

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Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

But but I saw it on Facebook so it must be true! hahaha

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ImaDerp
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3 months ago

Oooo roasted!

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NavyDave
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3 months ago

Calculating the amount of valence electrons in a nucleus is easy, since there are none.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

People seem to forget that astronauts are bonafide scientists with degrees in engineering, and other biological and mathematical sciences. DId they think that they were just a bunch of space cowboys?

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StormsTempest
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3 months ago

Do people forget that literally everything is made up of chemicals...?

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
3 months ago

ANYONE who has been on a mountain above 5000 ft has seen the curvature of the earth, as a Skydiver who has jumped from above 10,000 ft the curve of the earth is extremely pronounced at that height.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

The theory that vaccines cause autism has been completely debunked years ago. Did the anti-vaxxers not get the memo? It doesn't matter. They'll still believe rumour and hearsay over science.

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Tovah Roche
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3 months ago

Someone should probably tell them that Darwin believed in God and evolution simultaneously throughout most of his research years.

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 months ago

"Organically" ... jeez people are stupid!

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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3 months ago

Roasted and toasted

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Long live the onion!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

More and more European countries make vaccinating mandatory. Unvaccinated children are banned from schools in those countries and parents can be forced to have their children vaccinated. And rightly so. Screw your "strong convictions" and "religious beliefs", our national health is endangered because of your bullshit and we are getting tired of your stupidity.

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Csaba Hegedűs
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3 months ago

It's so sad to see one thinks that if their kids are momentarily healthy without vaccination, that's proof that this state will keep up indefinitely. It most likely won't. It would be funny to see their faces when they realize their mistakes, but it won't, because it would be to the expense of the child who'd deserve better.

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Cori
Community Member
3 months ago

I instantly tune out anyone who refers to grown women as 'girls' anyway, especially when they're talking about an educated woman in a high level position. I'm fairly certain this same man wouldn't refer to a male meteorologist as a 'weather boy.'

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EA
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3 months ago (edited)

Tell that to the families of women who died from cervical cancer. Including a 15 year old girl in the UK a few years ago. Plus it’s been proven that men can be affected by HPV as well so some are campaigning for teenage boys to have the vaccine too. Oh and it might not cause cancer, but more often genital warts and other infections. Who would want to be protected from getting genital warts right?! Morons...

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

Umm Anthropology is not easy.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Ye gods, even I know apricot seeds are poisonous

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

The issue, my friend, is why do flat-earthers believe hokum without question?

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

I'd laugh if this weren't so sad.

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