"I Survived the Apocalypse"
The first is coming and I gotta pay the rent
Well I survived the apocalypse
- “I Survived the Apocalypse,” Ass/ Bastard
This rejection of science is not the result of mere ignorance but is driven by factors such as conspiratorial mentality, fears, identity expression and motivated reasoning — reasoning driven more by personal or moral values than objective evidence.
-“The psychological drivers of misinformation belief and its resistance to correction,” Ecker, et al
Twelve years ago, radio evangelist Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011, going so far as to have the prophecy emblazoned on 5,000 billboards across the country. When the world didn’t end on that date, he revised his prediction to October 21. When October 21 came and went, he announced he was “out of the prediction business”.
That same year, South Carolina singer-songwriter Joe Roberts wrote a song that was presumably inspired by Camping’s predictions. It was called “I Survived the Apocalypse”. (If…
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