Today we will talk about quotations and the difficult to trust what you read. Again, this journal is written to promote critical sense a bit like my old post about fallacies and the theory of the mountain of sh*t
. So, leave me start with the great Abrahm Lincoln:
- "the trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine"
Is it true or is it false, how can you get it right? Well, of course because you know Lincoln lived in a era when computers nor internet had been invented yet. So, if the creepy random guy of the street gives you such an "authoritian" quotation you would surely tell him to gently go fap himself.
"Remember to go always verify your sources"
But what if the same random guy tells you that
- "We've only got ourselves and what we can carry on our backs."
had been said by Nietszche? How would you know if it is true? Moreover you don't even know who he is and what it's his philosophy so you could even trust him. Afterall it s such a deep sentence.
Well, I go spoiler: actually Spongebob said such a phrase in the season 2, episode 7 "Life of Crime".
Prepare to be more shocked with this funny game:
who said it: Spongebob or Nietzsche?
I got 9/15, and you?
Have a nice week guys!