The cult of 'Everyone an Expert', Atheists are even worst then theists at this
I've decided I need to get this of my chest
Here is a controversial statement 'Google/the Internet has done more damage to science than every theist put together in the last decade'
It's bred the idea that if you spend a couple of hours on a search engine you can know as much as someone who had spent his/her entire career studying a subject.
At least theists say 'I'm thick god did it'
The fact is if you dont have degree in climatology you have absolutely no opinion of value on global warming (it's a highly specialised part of science that even the majority of scientists are making a 90% predicition on)
If you don't have an phd in quantum mechanics/relativity you dont have any real opinion on whether string theory/black holes exist
Thats not to stay you cant improve your knowledge through study , but the word is study not do a google search'
It really gets my goat when you get so called intelligent people saying 'I've done a google search and global warming isnt happening (or its sunspots). The only fact that the average member of the public is capable of understanding is that the scientist from every country/every major organisation on Earth are 90% certain that humans are screwing up the planet.
Maybe its a worldwide conspiracy by theists/greenies/communists/sapients bald spot. I've no idea but I can guarantee that neither do most people on this board.
There is a really nasty tendency among people (I think atheists in some extent are worse) to say 'Hey I'm independent I can work it out for myself' . Unfortunately some things in life do come down to trusting people (not faith) , you need to decide who you trust and accept their word for it. I'm a pretty good computer network engineer, but I know nothing about medicine, if i become seriously ill my doctor fixes me or i die (google will not save you)
Well rant over
May his noodly appendages touch you all