How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions
I think the Bill Nye - Ken Ham creation debate is a good example of why people associate critical thinking with progressivism. When asked what would change your mind, Ham said nothing. Nye said evidence. Ham is an extreme example but you see that principle a lot. The Koch brothers gave a widely respected climate change denier named Richard Muller bottomless resources to re-examine all of the major data sets associated with global warming. Muller changed his mind and declared that global warming is real and probably even worse than the scientific consensus, a (cough) conservative estimate, suggests. Arthur Laffer admits that the last few years utterly contradict every prediction made by his anti-Keyensian economic principles, suggests they could be wrong. Flagged Not sure which progressives you talk to. Party leaders certainly keep trying to offer exactly the kind of tax deal that you propose and nobody has burned them at the stake.
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