Put on your thinking caps..
I am an advocate of practical skepticism based on common sense.
HAHAHAHAHA...as if there is such a thing as Common Sense!
I believe that Earthlings should formulate their Worldview or Cosmology, and everyday reasoning, on empirical evidence that has been presented by patterns of repeated Human Behavior...
call me crazy but that's just me and hey, I could be wrong.
Human Life on Earth is so indescribably fercockt because it is impossible for people to either know or agree upon WHY we even exist!
Almost every discussion between two people with differing viewpoints on Politics, Art, Sports, or Religion, becomes a Strawman Argument.
A Strawman Argument is when you make an embellished or exagerrated claim which superficially and/or not-so subliminally, resembles your opponent's actual dumbass view.
This strategy, makes their dumbass ideas, views and notions, much easier to attack, ridicule, and refute, and is used from the schoolyard to the highest courts.
Theoretically this makes your opponent a helpless, inanimate, numbskull that can't fight back..like a Scarecrow..."If I only had a brain"
The vast majority of discussions, articles, and news items concerning Religion, Art, Sports, or Politics seem to be based on this practice...
because it works...
and I know you are but what am I?
This is WHY it is a tedious exercise in futility to discuss Art, Politics, Sports, OR EVEN Religion at the Dinner Table.
These so-called 'touchy subjects' are primarily based on purely speculative emotional evaluations unemcumbered by empirical evidence that people vigorously defend to the death in order to validate their Parking Tickets...
aka their Existance!
Most Earthlings cannot engage in a rational discussion about these subjects because they are very offended when their personal interpretation of WHAT THEY THINK is challenged by another Earthling.
Most Earthlings appear to be too intefrickinllectually lazy to bother examining WHY they even believe WHAT they believe!
We seem to love copying shortcuts, mental links, memes, or cheat sheets, instead of undertaking the arduous mental journey of examining all available scientific and historical data.
Pfft...Like we have time for that sh*t!
Why re-invent the wheel?
Most Earthlings presume that their Candidates, Artists, Athletes, or Cosmologies are true because they either 'got it in writing' or because 'somebody said so'.
The term reductio ad absurdum (reduction to the absurd), or proof by contradiction, is a type of argument where one assumes a claim for the sake of argument and derives an absurd or ridiculous outcome, and then concludes that the original claim must have been wrong, as it led to a result that is WHACK!.
Because the LAW of non-contradiction means that a statement cannot be both true and false.
Somebody should forward that memo because that's how we roll.