Why someone believes when you say there are 4 billion stars, but check when you say - paint is wet?
hmmm - you can't count the stars but you can touch the paint, lol. What amazes me even more is that they don't read notices...how many bums sat on the park bench after it was painted could be seen around the park - one of them even moved the sign!?!
People are more likely to trust what you say if it will be hard to disprove you. I believe when people say the paint is wet. There's no need to risk getting paint on myself.
Who's got time to count 4 billion stars? I don't, so when Carl Saigon said " Billions & Billions" I took him at his word. The wet paint sign refers to being wet at the time the sign was written & I don't have any idea when that was. So sometime before the sign comes off it will most certainly be dry, why not check?
People distrust other people on an individual level either because they've been lied to by that person before, are unfamiliar with that person's level of honesty, and sometimes because they do not trust their own selves - and this is a form of what is called a "guilty conscious."
So far as Mass media is concerned. . ..if someone on television tells me that a Corvette is a fast car, I then have to wonder if I might travel faster on my bicycle.
the paint is closer and easier to verify but the stars are far high and too many to count.....so anyone who had time and strenght to count up to 4 billion stars should be believed
It's that innate curiosity that says, "it's been two days, there is no possible way that wet paint sign is still correct," despite the fact that the white sheen reflecting off the paint indicates a wet coat. So, you try it... And wouldn't you know it? It's wet! But you shouldn't believe anything without empirical evidence, considering the universe's star count, where our galaxy alone contains upwards of 400 billion stars, in a universe of an estimate 125 billion galaxies, you find yourself calculating a rough star count of 300 sextillion, or 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (just over 4 billion). I guess it just boils down to the fact that it's a lot easier to test paint with a finger than the universal star count with a telescope and a calculator.
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