I believe people would be much less extreme and emotionally reactive politically if they just accepted how ill-equipped we actually are to perceive reality, especially in those aspects where it’s directly entangled with our ideological paradigms.
The vast majority of political questions I’ve come across have no objectively “right” answer. people throw around statistics and studies and propaganda alike without ever first clarifying what basic moral assumptions are person is operating from. Doing so would clear up the vast majority of confusion and anger that comes out of such conversations.
Anyway…good article. We could all gain a great deal from intellectual humility, which stems from acknowledging ambiguity.
This is why I believe the biggest problem in our society today isn’t ignorance, it’s arrogance.