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Native asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 11 months ago

Why do people believe a book written without a publishing date, publishers location, or the authors name, is in any way factual?

6 Answers

  • 11 months ago

    Because people choose to believe whatever they want to believe.

  • 11 months ago


    Lack of book experience?

    Self published 'how to' books are taken as they come.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Why do people ask here if their conception of elves, wizards, magical creatures or superpowers are textbook accurate? The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. books have authors, publishers, publication dates ... and on the covers: "a novel". Yet they believe their own vampires, monsters and superpowered teens must conform to Tolkien's, Rowlings', Martin's etc.'s because they are true.

  • 11 months ago

    You know why vague descriptions purporting to state universal truths  are so useless?

    You just described tens of thousands of firsthand sources.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    People believe the Bible. Go figure.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Does anyone believe that?  Anything in particular?

    But people believe all sorts of nonsense.

    Many people watch a Youtube video and think that it's true.

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