How to Deal With Lubbock Puddinheads Online
Whether they're puddinheads or people with oatmeal for brains, there are a lot of them out there.
Get ready for a comprehensive guide to dealing with the conspiracy theorists, hack political pundits, anti-science and other forms of whacked-out folks on the internet.
The infinite monkey theorem, as posted on Wikipedia, goes like this:
The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.
Well, I personally dispute that because we have an (almost) infinite amount of humans posting on the internet, yet signs of anything intelligent are low. Or maybe monkeys just aren't willfully dumb like some humans.
I'm going to put this out there: I'm old enough to know how stupid I am. I was, however, fortunately, educated in the times when we weren't taught answers, but more about how and where to go get them. There are over 1.6 billion websites on the internet. You can use Google (or the search engine of your choice) to find answers. Still, people choose to either remain ignorant or buy into false information.
I frequently see memes that just make me shake my head. It's usually because the answers to the questions posed or the information posted are just seconds away. If you, as an intelligent person, Google the real facts and post them, then you get an, "I'm entitled to my opinion" type of response. Well, as they say, people can have their own opinion all they want, but they don't get to have their own set of facts. Facts are facts, and that's all there is to it.
This brings me to the question asked: "How do you deal with Lubbock puddinheads online"? The answer is, don't.