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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

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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
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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
Community Member
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!!!!

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
3 months ago

Everrrrr!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

People, especially idiots, do not like to be told that they are wrong. I think it is a flaw in humans. LOL

Tracy
Community Member
3 months ago

"How dare you comment on my status that I made publicly on a public social media site!"

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

"Never tell me I am wrong!" ----- first sign you're dealing with a terminal idiot.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

** Fact - If you say something with enough conviction and say God is amazing, most people won't call you out on it.

Mascha Claessens
Community Member
3 months ago

10 ft... that like 30 meters? So I climb a hill and then I'm ded?

Just JoLynn
Community Member
3 months ago

10 ft is about 3 meters, even worse.

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

"Please don't correct my wrong assumptions based on zero evidence", every single anti-masker nowadays XP

lillia_love
Community Member
3 months ago

sad, but true.

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Sai Kiran
Community Member
3 months ago

HaHaHa..In this Period of gloom...Nice to read what these idiots write and know how they think and have a hearty laugh

zims
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm glad this got debunked, my dad told me that when I was little and I never bothered questioning it.

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 months ago

But... you never worried when walking up a small hill? (I know, I know, when you learn something when you're small enough you don't think about it like that until someone brings it up after you're older. This just seems so crazy though...)

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Darth Vader
Community Member
3 months ago

I hate that kind of characteristics of stupid people. Einstein was right that anly two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity.

There Is No Planet B
Community Member
3 months ago

And he wasn't totally sure about the former...

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Johnnee
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do stupid people feel the need to post on the internet when they've got nothing of value to say?

Mark
Community Member
3 months ago

I would say "good god!" to that but it doesn't help the situation does it ;)

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
3 months ago

Um, you posted this. Basically asking for any and all comments, otherwise why didn't you limit who could see it, or better yet, not post it at all?

Tilly Jean
Community Member
3 months ago

Words can’t even describe. Blind idiocy.

Plinkety
Community Member
3 months ago

True: I climbed an 11ft ladder and instantly burst into flames.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn, you too? That’s crazy

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CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

You put your nonsense on social media you’re inviting others to reply. If you want to worship God fine, but don’t get mad because someone less ignorant than you comes along and scientifically explains your “God did it” theory.

Danieletc
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Yeah, but safe money sez that 10-foot guy will ultimately get more likes than AU (astronomical units) guy, because stupid.

Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't believe that Icarus actually flew millions of miles into space!

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
3 months ago

Shit, I'm never going up to the second floor again!

Steven Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

10 feet?!? Birds would burst into flames. What nonsense

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

"How dare you give me facts that don't support what I said in a open comments section!" Sarcasm off

Herb Vautour
Community Member
3 months ago

So how come people living in 1500 foot skyscrapers are not torched?

Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

She should just said "Fake fact".

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank you for my literal LOL of the day

Deb k
Community Member
3 months ago

oooh my

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
3 months ago

Earth is where it needs to be.

Carol Stephen
Community Member
3 months ago

Ya don't want rebuttal, then don't post stupid stuff, is what I sez

Radek Suski
Community Member
3 months ago

Also to be exact the habitable zone is defined as habitable for our kind of life. It is however possible that if the earths would be locate closer or further from/to the star an other form of life could have evolve

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
3 months ago

You post something on the internet you're asking everybody.

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
3 months ago

"Don't ever show everyone that I'm an idiot! "

Lali
Community Member
3 months ago

Earthquakes move Earth in space???

Jaybird3939
Community Member
3 months ago

For God's sake, let me spew all the unintelligent information I've learned from fox and Qanon in to the stratosphere, and don't dare correct my bizarre, untrue statements!

Juli Hamilton
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3 months ago

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A Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

Sweet sweet habitable buffer zone

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, that sounds so much like Trump!!,😂🤣 No one must ever correct the totally ignorant narcissist!

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

gotta love stupid -- it just keeps going and going and going...too bad it doesn't burn up on re-entry

Dave Akins
Community Member
3 months ago

Instead of "** Fact", should have prefaced that one with "** nonsense I made up in my head"

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

im staying 10ft away from this subject

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
3 months ago

Arrogant ass. Life is about learning, and accepting corrections as part of that learning.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

Please don’t pull my head out of the sand; truth frightens me.

Anna Repp
Community Member
3 months ago

If one believes the original theory they should wonder how humans are able to build buildings more than one story high and climb mountains and still not get burnt by the sun...

Susan Miller
Community Member
3 months ago

NEVER say "SORRY" to an Internet fool!

ArhomR
Community Member
3 months ago

Miss Everrr is a member of the everrr growing Idiot Fringe.

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
3 months ago

Such is the role of the ignorant to refute the facts because they are inconvenient to the blatherskite nonsense they are in the middle of spewing for their own wrongheaded gratification for attention getting purposes.

Justin Seagull
Community Member
3 months ago

So self-centred and arrogant. I believe God teaches people to be kind? Polite, at least.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess a fact is a fact, no matter how you make it up...

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

giggle

moeless
Community Member
3 months ago

Somebody clearly needed to tell you.

Ian Taggart
Community Member
3 months ago

Plus, the rotation of the earth brings up to 3,500 miles closer at noon and 3,500 miles away at midnight.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
3 months ago

I MUST BE RIGHT EVEN IF I'M WRONG - said the gaslight...

Beli Keshini
Community Member
3 months ago

Nonsense has to be proved as such - if it is the "personal Nonsense" of somebody, maybe this somebody should not post it on the Internet..... And you asked literally everybody who reads that Post

SaraFromHell
Community Member
3 months ago

Ignorant people staying ignorant.

Denny Cwiek
Community Member
3 months ago

Bah ha ha!

Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess some people don't like to be educated...... or proven wrong lol

Max L.
Community Member
3 months ago

I think you lost him at "elliptical"

Danielle O'Connor
Community Member
3 months ago

If that’s not someone who knows they’re wrong then I don’t know what is! What a child!

BatmansWife
Community Member
3 months ago

Apparently, someone doesn't like learning the truth and facts.

Angela Kummel
Community Member
3 months ago

and it's farther... not further.......

Angela Kummel
Community Member
3 months ago

and it's farther... not further......

Nymphadora Tonks
Community Member
3 months ago

I would have replied to the last remark with "I guess you didn't ask,did you? But some people like hearing the truth about stuff." Or some other sarcastic comment.

Bob Belcher
Community Member
3 months ago

Are these people 9? We learned this in Jr. High.

Kim Magnuson
Community Member
3 months ago

Careful what you wish for dork

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
3 months ago

Where in the nine hells did this person get such a ridiculous idea from? Even for fundamentalists, that's *way* out there.

Carney
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG...when you are hopelessly ignorant, you become angry when someone who has knowledge attempts to share it with you. What a pathetic excuse for a human.

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
3 months ago

But you did make a stupid comment, and left yourself and comment open for correction. I didn't or this person didn't ask you to make false statements, and yet you did.

Cici Romain
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't you hate it when facts ruin a perfectly good story!

Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean, never mind the elliptical orbit, if you walk up a moderate slope, you might burst into flames.

Eric Soliday
Community Member
3 months ago

Not what God had in mind

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
3 months ago

How can you seek to know the mind of God? If we operate under the assumption that there is an omniscient, omnipotent divine being, and under the fact that human beings are in no way omniscient or omnipotent, of course we don’t understand why God acts the way He does. If He exists, his actions may make no more sense to us than Bobby Fischer’s moves would make to a toddler who has never touched a chess board.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

"God is amazing...." if a god would exist, je wouldn'' t have to care about natures law

Eric Soliday
Community Member
3 months ago

And then the Earth stood still...

Garrincha
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3 months ago

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How do you explain the big bang. You have more chance of winning the lottery 5 times in a row than the big bang happening. Or how do you explain the first cell that came into existence. Or how do you explain the first bacteria that started making oxygen that came into existence.

John-Paul Bitler
Community Member
3 months ago

Surprises me that nobody is coming back with facts. She's asking someone to explain. If you all want to prove your point, this is perfect timing

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Joran Quinten
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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
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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
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooo roasted!

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NavyDave
Community Member
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
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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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