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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Intellectual Strategies for Idiots

I'm sure that most people reading The Top 100 Fundies Say the Darndest Things Quotes will notice a repeated attitude of “I don't understand those evolutionists but I don't have to believe them anyway.” This is more understandable when you compare it to the contrasting attitude described by “I don't understand this, but he must understand it and be smarter than me; I'll go along to hide my ignorance.” I suspect trusting stuff you don't understand is more dangerous than disbelieving stuff you don't understand.

The above also applies to non-idiots trying to judge an argument in an unfamiliar field.

By the way, I would be more impressed by Fundies Say the Darndest Things if the top page didn't have a plea to support PETA.


Anonymous Dave Munger said...

That site should be called "bisexual ex-Mormons make up the damndest things and attribute them to Fundies"

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