Sunday, May 25, 2014

On critical thinking

"One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview - not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases. But people prefer reassurance to research."
Neil deGrasse Tyson
First in a very long series of quotes that individually and collectively reinforce why I believe Dr. Tyson is a voice we might want to be listening to.

3 comments:

Cloudia said...

THE Problem of the Age!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Kalei's Best Friend said...

How true!... I think the term 'sheeple' describes it best.

Karen S. said...

Indeed!