Stephen Colbert Interviews Texas School Board Creationist Don McLeroy

skylarkingtomfoolery4/24/2012 3:33:37 pm PDT

re: #110 mattand

Being smart doesn’t protect you from thinking logically if something challenges a deeply held belief, regardless of evidence

One of the great conundrums of our time is that many conspiracy theorists are well-schooled in logic, clear thinking, and recognizing logical fallacies. There are many conspiracy theorists who are well-educated. Their blind spot, I believe, lies in their inability to fairly and impartially evaluate evidence that runs contrary to the particular conspiracy at hand.