Här kan du diskutera politiska ämnen som inte direkt rör vetenskap eller folkbildning.
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Why We Should Choose Science over Beliefs
Michael Shermer skrev:Ever since college I have been a libertarian—socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility. I also believe in science as the greatest instrument ever devised for understanding the world. So what happens when these two principles are in conflict? My libertarian beliefs have not always served me well. Like most people who hold strong ideological convictions, I find that, too often, my beliefs trump the scientific facts. This is called motivated reasoning, in which our brain reasons our way to supporting what we want to be true. Knowing about the existence of motivated reasoning, however, can help us overcome it when it is at odds with evidence.
Eller hur man nu ska tolka detta. Den kritik han riktar mot ideologiska övertygelser är iaf riktig.
Däremot förstår jag inte varför Massimo Pigliucci blir så glad i hågen
. Shermers kritik gäller ju i lika hög grad Pigliuccis ideologiska övertygelser.
"… all the data shows that most people are not influenced by rational arguments. They're influenced by social pressure. … That's just the human condition, and we just have to acknowledge it and accept it." - Steven Novella
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Hmm, en bra bit på vägen. Han har dock uppenbarligen långt kvar till en god vetenskaplig förståelse av det mänskliga samhällets processer.
Som Friedrich Engels sade:
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/wo ... 07_14a.htm
Ideology is a process which of course is carried on with the consciousness of the so-called thinker but with a false consciousness. The real driving forces which move him, he remains unaware of, otherwise it would :not be an ideological process. He therefore imagines false or apparent driving forces. Because it is a thought process, he derives both its content and form from pure thought, either his own or that of his predecessors. He works with purely conceptual material which he unwittingly takes over as the product of thought and therefore does not investigate its relations to a process further removed from and independent of thought. Indeed this seems to him self-evident, for it appears to him that since all activity is mediated by thought, it is ultimately grounded in thought.
Som sagt: Ideology needs to give way
I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content."
- Conan Cimmeriern