Several years ago, at the beginning of 2016, on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe forums, there was a thread about driverless cars. All the skeptics were going on about how great it was going to be, how it will be here in two years, five years at the most, how we will overcome all the “small” problems by 2017, maybe 2019 at the latest, blah, blah. And at the time, I had told them, well, you may want to hold on a while, its not quite as easy as you think. And how was that met? By a barrage of insults, of you ridiculous troll, what do you know about anything, if you wouldn’t be so ignorant and just learn, can we just block this guy moderator, on and on it went… (typical skeptic fare).
That thread was viewed 117,000 times. There was exactly ONE person who was adamant that their time frames were wrong, that we still have a long way to go. And boy, they sure didn’t like that. Looking back now at the litany of nonsense the skeptics spewed kind of makes me laugh now. Its the same nonsense you see here at TSZ every day. Now, in 2020, some of the most ardent skeptic cheerleaders have reluctantly finally started to admit, ok, yea, you was right, it was a a lot harder than we all said.
That site is propagated by a whole host of computer programmers, professors, tech experts…and not ONE of them was even close in their predictions. And me, oh I am just a dumb rice farmer, what do I know.
Well, I knew one thing, that’s for sure. And that is, that when someone calls themselves a skeptic, and then starts preaching about all they know about the world, take that with the largest grain of salt you can find. Skeptics are a cult. They don’t think for themselves, they team up with some club narrative, and go around chanting, we are skeptics, rah, rah, close your mind and believe. Its pervasive. It spreads to academia, and to the church leaders like Degrasse Tyson, Shermer, Krauss, Coyne, the Novellas, and out it goes. Rarely do we get the chance to see just how closed minded and simply wrong these preachers are, because they will never admit it. But the driverless cars in five years evangelists, its one easy example where you can see how nutty their group-think is. And how empty their cult actually is of dissenting voices that actually think.
I guess the main reason is that, if a person is actually curious and actually free thinking about the world, they would never, in a million years, label themselves a “skeptic.”