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  •  Not malignant stupidity - Ideology (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, luvsathoroughbred

    Plenty of very smart people of all professions wind up looking foolish when confronted with facts counter to their stated position - because they allow ideology to Trump, So to speak, their otherwise good rational thinking. It's painful to watch.

    But that's what Ideology - and Dogma, by another name - does. It corrupts critical thinking. And thinking is work; too many people just skip that step and go for Dogma, ideology and talking points.

    I'd like to know more about how someone as smart as John Yoo wound up where he is.

    maybe students at Berkley just need to stop taking any of his courses and let him disappear into obscurity - or more likely, a Wingnut think tank.

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Fri May 06, 2011 at 06:20:57 PM PDT

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