Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.
The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.
More worryingly, Logsdon said, â€œAs facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.â€
While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain. â€œThe normal functions of human consciousness have been completely nullified,â€ Logsdon said.
While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. â€œOur research is very preliminary, but itâ€™s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,â€ he said.