photos on NASA don't make sense Jan 5, 2012 11:29:41 GMT -4
Post by zilch on Jan 5, 2012 11:29:41 GMT -4
Yep. Not much critical thinking going on in the denier mind. Maybe part of the problem is something Richard Dawkins pointed out in, I think, The Blind Watchmaker- that our inborn sense of probability, like our other senses, is tailored to our historical medium sized and fast world, and is likely to go haywire in our modern barrage of information, and disinformation, from all sides, unless it's bolstered by a good dose of science. Thus, for instance, moon landing or holocaust deniers, or 9/11 troothers, can point to dozens of "anomalies", which is of course what you would statistically expect with thousands or millions of data points. It might well be that simple intuition is easily seduced here, especially when the result is politically, or emotionally, desirable.