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Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

  1. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago
    1. TMMason profile image76
      TMMasonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well to be honest, it did not seem like a pandemic in America.

    2. kalixao profile image59
      kalixaoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Having taught a new method of critical thinking for leadership and communication courses where the students were aspiring researchists and lawyers, I have to say I agree with your outline of fallacy.
      When research methods begin to resemble Debate 101, stupidity has reached new heights. Sensible people aren't automatically rigorous or ethical people, and if they don't understand the liability of position and policy, they resort to some pop science version of what "critical thinking" is, and propagate policy that looks a lot like, well, bad sportsmanship, as you described.

  2. ceciliabeltran profile image85
    ceciliabeltranposted 6 years ago

    people always hold on to what they know and are resistant to new ideas. the lower brain is a stubborn thing.

  3. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Maybe it's because the common, everyday flu kills more people worldwide than the swine flu.  Seems we always have to have a 'crisis' going on somewhere for those in charge to be happy.  Personally I think it was all a plot implemented by news agencies in order to bolster their rates and revenue.  lol

    Oh crap now I've done it.  My tail just curled!!


    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am not sure it matters which disease is more deadly, when you can be vaccinated against both of them.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    The problem I have with the article is that in making the case against denialism, he is lightly blowing off opposition to scientific ideas.  In large part, I agree with the point, but in a few places throughout, he's kind of saying, "I believe this, so those guys are denialists." 

    His editor needed to go through that article and pull that stuff out.

  5. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Please REPOST in the EVOLUTION FORUM.... There is rampant Swine Flu there along with flying pigs. hmm

    1. skyfire profile image74
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this


    2. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

  6. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    1. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mythbuster, I would say only a few actually know the goal. lol lol