I disagree that "nearly everybody LEARNS" from having fallen for one hoax. There are plenty of people who might come to recognize one kind of deception, only to fall prey to another. It's healthy skepticism combined with the faculty for critical thinking that reduces that probability. While I can agree that the internet is a good source of information or fact that a person can avail themselves of for debunking things, and that a person can develop their thinking skills by using internet resources, there is something more fundamental about a society-wide disinterest in doing such that I am on about.
I was not trying to beat you up about anything. I was making a point about how learning happens. Just being exposed to knowledge is not enough for learning, especially deeper levels of learning. If you can't appreciate that, then's there not much more to be said here.
As to the rest of your response, which amounts to undeserved personal attack and or threat, you do yourself a disservice. You seem to condone social pressure or violence against people who voice views and opinions that make you feel an unpleasant emotion.
That whole notion of 'you're only saying that because you're hiding behind your computer' thing? That's kind of funny. In a sad way. You're trotting out a tired, half-assed taunt that is intended to suggest that I am a coward. You have no idea who I am or how I conduct myself.
As for 'rejection', I don't fear being rejected by people who can't have a rational discussion, including disagreement and critical analysis, such that their statements or opinions might come to question or disproof, without acting as you have done here.
As for 'physical insult' part, wow. So, would you like to punch me in the face because you are feeling ouchy inside? Impressive.
For the record; it's true I don't have a lot of friends. The friends I do have are of a caliber that suits my sensibilities. They don't tend to get all pissy when we disagree or critique each others' ideas or positions. They can hold their own in conversations and discussions without slinging arrows.