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McGrath of Harlow BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance (321* d) RE: BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance 21 Dec 20

Precisely so, Dave. I think if there's a silver bullet it would be encouraging people to be curious, and to do use that appetite intelligently and persistently..

Kid's start out almost always being intensely curious. (If they aren't that's a reason to be concerned.) All too often that seems to get shut down as they grow.

The appetite for conspiracy has its positive side, it's an indication that the appetite to find out things is still alive. There's nothing wrong with being suspicious and chasing up conspiracy theories. The trouble is when people get satisfied with those theories uncritically. There should be ways of working on that.

The crazy conspiracy theories that people latch on to so often are precisely that - they are themselves conspiracies, and need to be exposed as such.

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