what do we really know?


So I went to google and this is what I found, 

Then there is this.

At this point, I am still not any better than when I started

So tell me, what am I missing?

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

29 thoughts on “what do we really know?

  1. maryplumbago says:

    I found this assuming it’s the same man (who is now dead) and it appears from his many posts, he was a nutcase.

    http://www.aliens-everything-you-want-to-know.com/AliensinHistory.html

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  2. maryplumbago says:

    I think it’s John Mack….can’t find anything on a James..

    http://www.greatdreams.com/john_mack.htm

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  3. shelldigger says:

    Mak, don’t waste brain space by trying to figure out the crazy. There is no logical answer to the crazy.

    Sure you could point out that many rocket launches were indeed for putting satellites in orbit, you could argue there is footage of satellites deploying. There is the fact that a lot of tv and internet are satellite dependent. But you can’t drive logic into crazy with a 10 lb. sledge.

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  4. The earth is flat; there are no satellites; there is no “outer space”, and and anyone who says otherwise is a liar and part of a global conspiracy to cover up the facts of reality. Hope this clears things up for you. Man, you really gotta learn to think outside the box, bro. 🙂

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  5. renudepride says:

    Well, all that I have to offer is that hopefully, someone develops a device that can eradicate all the foolish politicians from this planet earth! The cameras and satellites I can live with. The stupidity I find a nuisance! Have a great weekend, my Kenyan brother! 🙂

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  6. Barry says:

    We have a bishop telling us, that our many recent natural disasters are caused by the earth reacting to vast amounts of evil in this country. He’s not referring to our harming of the environment, but to “moral evil” such as the decriminalisation of prostitution and the legalisation of same sex marriages!

    Then there’s a few white supremacists who claim that “white people” settled in New Zealand long before the Māori, but were wiped out by a wave of Polynesian immigration in the 13th century. Apparently the invaders systematically wiped out all evidence that a previous civilisation existed so that when “white people” returned the Māori could claim the ownership of the entire country and its resources.

    Then there’s a few who claim that the Christchurch massacre never occurred, and some who claim it was organised by the authorities. In both cases the argument is that it was a ruse designed to fool us into accepting greater gun control.

    While such notions can range from being humorous to to downright dangerous, I often use such notions in playing devil’s advocate. I find that most people have never challenged their own reasoning as to why they hold something to be true. It seems that most people assume something to be true for no better reason than that is what most other people believe. I like challenging such assumptions 🙂

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    • Nan says:

      Me thinks you summed up religion quite well with this …

      I find that most people have never challenged their own reasoning as to why they hold something to be true. It seems that most people assume something to be true for no better reason than that is what most other people believe.

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      • Barry says:

        I’ve found the non-religious to be just as guilty as the religious when it comes understanding why they hold something to be true. The fact that they are more likely to be correct is a matter of good fortune on their part rather than a matter or sound reasoning. And I’m not exempting myself. Most of what I know is simply because of what I have absorbed from those I have come in contact with or what I have read, seen or heard. Even the most curious of us can seriously question only a fraction of what we learn. Such is the rate at which we absorb new knowledge that to some extent we must assume that “common knowledge” is correct. I suspect that the difference between the wise and the fool is that the wise understand that the foundation of their knowledge lies on shifting sand while the fool assumes the foundation of their knowledge is embedded in solid rock.

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        • makagutu says:

          I’ve found the non-religious to be just as guilty as the religious when it comes understanding why they hold something to be true.

          guilty as charged but generally i a more willing to say i don’t know or i can speculate.

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        • basenjibrian says:

          The wise are also more…discerning…in their choice of sources? Or perhaps simply luckier?

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          • Barry says:

            Well, there’s no doubt some are more discerning or have the skills to test assumptions, and I’ll recognise those people as wise. But I’m willing to bet that a very large percentage of the population got things “right”, not because of their choice of sources, but because the only source they saw was the one they grew up with. There’s no wisdom involved in being born into a society with fewer superstitions, so yes, luck and opportunity play a significant part.

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    • makagutu says:

      It seems that most people assume something to be true for no better reason than that is what most other people believe. I like challenging such assumptions 🙂

      generally it is an in-group out-group thing

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    • basenjibrian says:

      Wow, Barry. Even our nuttiest nuts don’t claim that the First People wiped out a previous white civilization. Unless one counts the Mormons, the 19th century version of Cray-cray Scientology.

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  7. The Undaunted Narratives says:

    Hahaha lol

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