Excerpt from The Death of Expertise - John Nichols

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These are dangerous times. Never have so many people had so much access to so much knowledge and yet have been so resistant to learning anything. In the United States otherwise intelligent people denigrate intellectual achievement and reject the advice of experts. Not only do increasing numbers of laypeople lack basic knowledge, they reject rules of evidence and refuse to learn how to make a logical argument.

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zizuke 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Thinking yourself as intelligent and thinking that certain traits are intelligence is arrogance. The appeal to authority really hits my point home. Close-mindedness, on the other hand, is a huge problem.
weesin 1 year, 1 month ago
Fantastic quote!

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