Fallacies of reasoning are easy traps to fall into. Whether it is absolutist thinking, straw man arguments or any number of other errors of thought, we are all prone to them, and I am sure that I am no exception. Our best defense against such faulty thinking is to try to cultivate our critical . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Tory Policy-Making: The Dangers Of Simplistic Thinking
Following up from an earlier report establishing a relationship between low intelligence and racism, prejudice and conservatism, The Huffington Post reports on a new study equating conservative politics with ‘low-effort’ thinking.
For those of us who have been following closely the antics of the Harper Conservatives and their supporters, there are few surprises in . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Conservative Mind Equated With ‘Low-Effort’ Thinking’