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- It's nice, but I think the author needs to actually interact with some psuedoscientists before deciding on their motivations. In my experience hardly any of them are really more concerned with being objective than the rest of us. Flat Earthers, in particular, tend to be religiously motivated, and like Creationists, will automatically disregard anything from any source whatsoever that contradicts their existing view. Even their own senses cannot be trusted, because, to be blunt, "God did it". Such a reasoning is by its very nature not objective in the slightest (the most extreme of all, who include some very intelligent people, simply do not accept the existence of an external, objective reality).
More generally, other crackpot viewpoints tend to be of similar ilk, albeit with superficially different motivations : they tend to try to alter the facts to fit their views rather than the other way around - thinking that what they know is a fact, and so anything that contradicts it must be wrong by definition. They cherry pick to an absurd degree, holding whatever supports their view to be unimpeachable but anything else to be obviously wrong, with little consistency as to which source supports or disproves them. There's no higher standard of objectivity at work there.8w
- Also, unless Elon installed solar panels on that Roadster, the batteries ran out long ago and that “endless loop” of Space Oddity has ended.8w
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