William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 16:52:25 UTC 2018
I really don't know how to put this and not insult anyone, which I
sincerely hope not to do.
After Bill K's response to a post and my comment, I posted something about
people not looking for something rational, but something emotional they can
get behind and support. No one responded.
Now maybe it was because what I said was so obvious that no reply was
needed, but it also might be that this highly rational and scientific group
just don't like to consider emotions. I don't know which it is.
I'll bet that most of us in this group think that evangelicals are a bunch
of nuts, and most religious people are not far behind. Ja?
Maybe making decisions based on emotions is just anathema to this group,
but every single decision contains some emotion. People who are
brain-damaged and cut off from their emotions don't know how to make even
simple choices. "Do you want a roll or cornbread?" Can't choose.
Lurking, therefore, behind our rational beings are emotions. Why use
anything but rationality? Because that's the way brains are built, and we
have to come to grips with it.
The national political mood among many, and I won't name a political party,
though you know who it is, is anti-scientific to the point of complete
irrationality. I am not sure what we have to do with to win these people
over, but if we don't the nation will go down and down and we will be
unprepared for climate change, among other things. I think we are already
unprepared for that.
We just can't ignore them. There are too many of them and they won't go
away, and they are a major political force - we have to deal with them and
preaching to them about reason and science is not getting the job done.
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