Quote of the day—Ken

The peasants who told the fairy tales were superstitious people who were not critical thinkers, and it shows in the stories. Joan Peterson is like that: you expect at least a pseudo logical argument, but instead you get the weird ramblings of a woman with the critical thinking abilities of an 18th century peasant.

Ken
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[If the lack of critical thinking skills was something that common it makes me wonder how we ever made it out of the dark ages. And much more important is the answer to this question, “Is the prevalence of Peterson Syndrome evidence we are headed into dark age?” Freedom and enlightenment may have been just a short twinkle in the big picture of human history.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ken

  1. Joe, I believe that our nation’s relative wealth and comfort has made it easy for some in society to not have to think critically.

    So they don’t, and when they’re faced with a situation that requires it, they latch onto the most ‘critical’ argument they can muster.

  2. [If the lack of critical thinking skills was something that common it makes me wonder how we ever made it out of the dark ages.

    We never made it out of the dark ages. Freedom and enlightenment, the real deal undiluted unpolluted unchecked freedom and enlightenment, have never existed. A few candles have been lit here and there shedding a little light but night has never yet turned into day. The current candle is dying down…perhaps it’s time for a righteous bonfire to stave away the creeping darkness for a bit?

  3. “Freedom and enlightenment may have been just a short twinkle in the big picture of human history.”

    A few twinkles in the eyes of very few people. I’m still trying to understand it, but here’s to twinkling!

  4. The natural state of civilization throughout history always seems to devolve into tyranny and poverty. To evade that fate requires a populace which values virtue and endeavors to become virtuous.

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