I’ll be honest, this is as much a question as it is a vent.

Specifically, how do you deal with people you meet everyday like family, coworkers, etc. who just revel in conspiracy theories?

I have a coworker who is dead certain 5G somehow produces the coronavirus, despite easily verifiable facts in microbiology and physics showing otherwise. He’s a nice guy in general with a degree in electronics, but dear lord, when he starts with this tin-foil hat bullshit it ruins my day.

  • @onlooker@lemmy.mlOP
    63 years ago

    Only spend time trying to unravel someone like that if they are important to you.

    Maybe this is the way to go. This is going to sound callous, but my coworker is not that important to me and thus challenging him is a waste of my time and energy. Physics and microbiology are also not something I am well versed in and I really don’t feel like investing an unhealthy amount of energy researching something I’m only vaguely interested in just to prove someone wrong.

    • Metawish
      23 years ago

      Not that’s fair, I also don’t care that much for my coworkers to invest the time. Unless I already know something well, I just ignore really