Why Does Someone Believe You When You Say There Are 4 Billion Stars?

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Robyn Rothman answered
There are ways to make mathematical estimates of the number of stars that exist.  We tend to believe something like that because scientists deal in facts, and there's no way for the average person to disprove it.  Wet paint is another thing.  It's something we can touch to see for ourselves.  Man is a curious animal.
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Anonymous answered
I'd say just human nature. Also it's easier to check wet paint than to count 4 billion stars.
thanked the writer.
nettie
nettie commented
Yeah but does it make any sense,to take my word for the # of stars and distrust when you say wet paint.....thanks for your answer....
Robyn Rothman
Robyn Rothman commented
No one ever sat down and counted the number of stars that exist, but there are mathematical ways of making fairly accurate estimates
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Anonymous answered
It is easier to believe the things we cannot contemplate, but so tempting to touch wet paint for your own test he he.
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Anonymous answered
I think it's because they cannot count the stars and therefore check what you are saying, but with paint, they can validate that.

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