Friday, 22 March 2013

Ryan Dawson on the Poisoned Well of Truth

Even if you don't fully accept how Dawson has characterised the situation he is making a very good point - that the more 'outlandish' the claims being aired in public, with associations to things way outside normal people's experience, or to racist themes, the less likely it is that ordinary people will even want to look into evidence of a large scale conspiracy. When legitimate criticism is associated with material that suggests mental illness, the 'well of truth' is poisoned. This is a key problem for many in our society and this needs to be overcome to allow for a level of intellectual progress in the general population.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 22nd, 2013.]

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