I was thinking more about how the so called manosphere evaluates something based on its verisimilitude, or to what degree does it appear to be true. Whether something appears to be true is completely in the eye of the person evaluating it. It is completely determined by their feelings, and not rational, scientific analysis (which the so called manosphere is completely against).
However, the problem with verisimilitude goes beyond whether something appears to be true to the entire concept of truth itself. Often times manospherians will refer to themselves as “truth seekers” so this is relevant. We tend to think of the words, “truth” and “fact” as interchangeable. However, there is a difference between those two words. The difference is best explained by a quote from the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indiana Jones says, “Archeology is the search for fact– not truth. If it’s truth you’re looking for, Dr. Tyree’s philosophy class is right down the hall.” In other words, “truth” is based on your beliefs, whereas “fact” has to do with objective reality.
This is the difference between the red pill and the black pill. The red pill manospherians have created a philosophy that they know to be “true” so they don’t bother checking if their philosophy actually matches up with what happens in the real world. (If they did, the manospherians would realize they are completely wrong.) On the other hand, the idea behind the black pill is all about facts which by definition means that a black pill is always dealing with the objective reality of the real world. The so called manosphere determines “truth” based on only their own feelings whereas we objectively analyze the real world for facts. This is the difference between the so called manosphere and us.