Great Quote on Freethinking and Skepticism…..

“Most of us at one time or another have felt a strong suspicion that the experts were wrong about some fundamental claim in medicine, politics, economics, or a host of other subjects. We have a healthy, natural drive to jeer from the peanut gallery. Indeed, our American republic is based upon this peanut gallery principle. Our Constitution presumes that ordinary citizens can best judge the common good, while such experts such as judges, generals and career politicians must be kept in check through a sharp separation of powers and a free and vigilant press. yet much of our training, wether in childhood, in college, or on the job, is designed to beat the Peanut Gallery Principle out of us. We are taught to distrust our own opinions and lean on the opinions of experts.”

The Einstein Factor: A Proven New Method for Increasing Your Intelligence–Win Wenger and Richard Poe, p. 71.

Well, a, I wasn’t exactly a great student and not exactly model wage slave a, employee. So maybe my untrainability was/is just an internal refusal to accept indoctrination….

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