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Old 12-06-2016, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jackfaire View Post
Uhm yeah that was just an example of people going against their own self interest because someone that's going to profit off of them told them so. The topic is why do people do that when they know it's the company profiting off of them that is telling them these "facts"
It's an unfortunate fact of life that it happens. Think about all the commercials you see now for drugs. "Go see your doctor to see if XYZ is right for you!"

The other problem is, most people, for whatever reason, don't ask "who does it benefit"? Why? Because in a way it benefits them, too. And most people are more interested (I think) in who can sing, or dance, or what the Kardashians are doing, rather than researching things like this.

This is why there are websites like snopes, truthorfiction, and TV shows like Mythbusters. And it's also why you get the same chain letter in your email over and over again from crazy aunt Ida.

And honestly, most people likely just don't care.
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