Bad Thinking and Worse Argumentation
Why is it that so often those with ‘strong opinions’ can be so ignorant of their subject matter? Unfortunately when someone has a strong opinion and they breed it with ignorance (and in this case ignorance is a lack of familiarity or knowledge of a subject) then the offspring of that is almost always an inflexible conclusion that no amount of truth, facts or experience can counter.
When that ‘strong opinion’ becomes entangled with judgment you end up with a lethal cocktail of hate and imbecility.
Most unfortunately those with ignorant, strong, inflexible positions don’t really want to be confused by any facts, they already ‘know’ how things are. They just “tell it like it is…” even if they have no evidence, logic, experience, or expertise. Those are unnecessary and unwanted.
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