We’re living in a golden age of ignorance

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The golden age of ignorance may be upon us, brought in part by worsening political tribalism. Too many people have made their political stance their culture, and when we encounter claims that go against our culture, we tend to reject them — even when there’s overwhelming scientific evidence to back it up. For example, people are skeptical of the safety of the HPV vaccine because it becomes politicized when covered on cable news (an oddly similar parralel to the current debates on Covid-19 vaccines) Read full article here

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