Some More News: How the Right Pretends Systemic Racism Doesn't Exist

JC17/08/2020 3:47:16 pm PDT

re: #240 KGxvi

We already have treatment for stupidity, it’s called a well rounded education. Unfortunately we underfund the fuck out of education and focus on the wrong shit when we do spend money on education.

I went to decent public and private schools through grad school. I somehow managed to get a master’s degree in a technical field without a single class on critical thinking, cognitive biases, or logical fallacies.
Even the philosophy electives I took didn’t really delve into those areas.

We need to start teaching critical thinking skills from a young age.

The problem isn’t stupidity so much as it is the inability to spot BS, lack of awareness of one’s blindspots, and an inability to critically analyze evidence.