The bullshit asymmetry principle aka Brandolini law

I agree immediately to the fact, that the amount of energy required to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

The kinds of people who bullshit are more likely to be the kinds of people who misrepresent evidence, avoid correcting their errors, and intimidate dissenters, so at some point the people who could shoot down the bullshit might decide it’s not worth the trouble: Why bother fight bullshit if the bullshitters are going to turn around and personally attack you? From this standpoint, once bullshit becomes “too big to fail,” it can stay around forever.

The bullshit asymmetry principle