Agreed, Shelly, and it comes down largely to simply humility, accepting that we don’t actually know nearly as much as we think we do.
Most of these issues, anyway, dont’ have definitive “right” opinions. People create that illusion by spouting this or that statistic or study, without ever coming to grips that the fundamental moral paradigms upon which we are operating from are different, and so can’t be resolved simply through statistics or those sorts of means.
IN my opinion The Righteous Mind: WhyGood People are Divided by Politics and Religion is one of the most important books out there right now.
Also, reading your piece made me think of a Medium piece I read earlier: https://medium.com/s/story/breitbart-covered-my-research-accurately-7ca5a3093322
So, we can’t make the world sane again, but at least I can say from this one fellow to you, feel free to disagree with me anytime…I won’t hate you for it :)