I was saying to a friend this weekend that many people simply can’t understand really complex situations, so they’re rather hear the wrong (but easy to understand) explanation than the accurate one. Because the accurate one makes them feel stupid.
And then last night, another friend said that a lot of human brains didn’t evolve to handle critical thinking skills as the world got more complex.
Which current events would seem to confirm.
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“Security, for me, took a tumble not when I read that there were Communists in Hollywood but when I read your editorial in praise of loyalty testing and thought control. If a man is in health, he doesn’t need to take anybody else’s temperture to know where he’s going.” E.B. White, 1947. Critical thinking.
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