- Are you an “anti-theist” type of atheist?
- Hardly settled science…
- Again, why a simple appeal to the “facts” or “science” is to entirely miss the point and to ignore one’s own meta-narrative lens (one’s own, not just the “other’s”) and its role in why we “see” and “interpret” things (facts, science, existence) the way we do. There is a huge difference, by the way, between information and knowledge or wisdom.
“None of which bodes well for the idea that policy or other debates can be solved by simply giving people accurate information. As research by Yale University law and psychology professor Dan Kahan has suggested, polarization does not happen with debates like climate change because one side is thinking more analytically, while the other wallows in unreasoned ignorance or heuristic biases. Rather, those subjects who tested highest on measures like “cognitive reflection” and scientific literacy were also most likely to display what he calls “ideologically motivated cognition.” They were paying the most attention, seeing the duck they knew was there.”