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    Pacific Standard10/27/1432 min
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    Pacific Standard
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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      2 years ago

      I just remembered the course was called Critical Thinking! What a buster!

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      2 years ago

      “Stumbling through all our cognitive clutter just to recognize a true “I don’t know” may not constitute failure as much as it does an enviable success, a crucial signpost that shows us we are traveling in the right direction toward the truth.” I remember, as an adult, taking an ethics course at the local community college with a friend just for the fun of it. The topics were all the most charged at the times; abortion rights, euthanasia, gay rights, religious beliefs, death penalty etc...I remember how exhausted I felt from thinking so deeply, as each time I came up with an answer, the professor would expertly show me how it was just a cultural bias. What a profound learning experience.

    • jackieashmen2 years ago

      This article is incredible. In today's society, it is very important obviously from the political side of things, but also for life in general. So many people end up spouting false information without realizing it. It is so ingrained in our society that not knowing something is a bad thing, however we should start treating it as an opportunity to greater the knowledge of both ourselves and those around us.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      2 years ago

      TEN. Amazing.

      This is not an article about fake news. It was published in 2014, long before fake news was even a thing!!

      And, yet, this is the BEST article on the topic of fake news that I’ve ever read. (And that’s saying a lot because I read about fake news constantly.)

      Very well-written. Enjoyable and insightful all the way through.

      An ignorant mind is precisely not a spotless, empty vessel, but one that’s filled with the clutter of irrelevant or misleading life experiences, theories, facts, intuitions, strategies, algorithms, heuristics, metaphors, and hunches that regrettably have the look and feel of useful and accurate knowledge.

      Sacrosanct ideological commitments can also drive us to develop quick, intense opinions on topics we know virtually nothing about—topics that, on their face, have nothing to do with ideology.

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekScout
        2 years ago

        Total ten. There were so many great quotes throughout the piece. Really made me wish we had a highlighting feature!