By Lee McIntyre
All through heritage, people have consistently indulged in definite irrationalities and held a few quite wrong-headed ideals. yet in his most up-to-date publication, thinker Lee McIntyre exhibits how we've now reached a watershed second for lack of knowledge within the sleek period, as a result of quantity of incorrect information, the rate with which it may be digitally disseminated, and the savvy exploitation of our cognitive weaknesses by means of those that desire to improve their ideological agendas. In Respecting fact: Willful lack of know-how within the web Age, McIntyre concerns a decision to struggle again in contrast slide into the witless abyss. within the culture of Galileo, the writer champions the significance of utilizing proven medical tools for arriving at actual ideals, and indicates how our destiny survival depends on a extra common, moderate global.
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Political campaigns, advertisers, industry, partisan think tanks, and some of the media have clear vested interests not just in shaping our actions, but in getting us to believe that certain things are true (even when they are not). Some of the most striking demonstrations have come from psychological studies of political belief. 14 For conservatives, they provided false stories about how there were WMDs in Iraq and how the Bush tax cuts increased government revenue. For liberals, the stories claimed that the Bush administration had imposed a total ban on stem cell research.
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