1/5 Apophenia: the tendency to find connections between unrelated things. Just because someone tells you: "Check out Dems and paedophilia. I've already said too much..." does not mean that there is a connection, but it does mean that if you are looking for it, you will find it!
2/5 Everything you look for, you will find a result and when you start wondering why MSM is not reporting it, you forget about Occam’s Razor, namely that millions of entries not mentioning it should outweigh a few entries that could have been created by chimps using a typewriter.
3/5 Anytime you fall for “Do your own research!”, you are creating your own reality based on such a small subset of data points that make you feel great, because you get a dopamine rush for proving yourself right. There is something like objective and provable reality!
4/5 It would be very useful for most of us to step back and ask “I wonder why people tell me to do my own research without giving me provable, scientific information. Are they just trying to get me to go down a rabbit hole that distances me from facts and my family and friends?”
5/5 Challenge your own thoughts, beliefs and conclusions more often. “How do I know?” “Is there a case to be made for the opposite conclusion?”
Otherwise, you will not be better off than someone who is actually suffering from schizophrenia.
#QAnons #apophenia #think

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