Here’s some reading that is scary, serious, hilarious… etc. These sets of belief have some similarities, and remind me of the freaky cults whose members end up drinking “kool-aid.”
You’ll probably be left wondering, “Who on earth believes this stuff?” The list is surprisingly long and includes many people who could be considered brilliant. Smart people do/believe dumb things. People (especially crackpots) can be extremely persuasive about their ideas. Don’t allow yourself to be swept up by such people or their ideas – do your homework, do your homework, do your homework!!!!