Are you watching too much of breaking news on news channels!?
Oh my god, you have fallen victim of Zohnerism.
In 1997, 14 year old Nathan Zohner presented his science fair project to his classmates. He suggested to ban a highly toxic chemical from everyday use. Which toxic chemical? Dihydrogen Monoxide. Zohner provided scientifically correct evidence that why this chemical should be banned. He explained that Dihydrogen Monoxide:
- Causes severe burns while it’s in gas form.
- Corrodes and rusts metal.
- Kills countless amounts of people annually.
- Is commonly found in tumors, acid rain etc.
- Causes excessive urination and bloating if consumed.
He asked his classmates if they actually wanted to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide. 43 out of the 50 children present voted to ban this clearly toxic chemical. Others probably didn’t understand the matter.
Here is the catch, In fact, Dihydrogen Monoxide = Simply H2O. Just Water.
Water actually does cause above things.
This experiment was a representation of how gullible people can really be. He just skewed all of the information in his favor by omitting certain facts. This is notorious concept of Zohnerism. Media use a true fact to lead scientifically and mathematically ignorant public to a false conclusion. They use proven facts to persuade people into believing false claims.
In Investment, digital information is easily accessible but makes an investor victim of Zohnerism. It serves second hand skewed information which is irrelevant. Be a rational Investor.
Nishit Siddharth Shah