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Let's All Be Reasonable

I hope Dr. Bradley doesn't mind me stealing a post from his blog. Everyone really needs to read this and remember it, not only for what is left of this election season, but for all future election seasons as well.

"Mitt Romney is not a “liar” and President Obama is not a “retard.” Come on, people. Stop it. This is why I’ve avoided writing any election/policy op-eds during this year. Last election I didn’t see as many FB posts so I wasn’t so sickened by people’s trifling and pathetic confirmation bias. If you’re constantly calling Romney a “liar” or Obama a “retard” you’re wearing us out with your blinding confirmation bias. It’s embarrassing. Being wrong on data, in your opinion, doesn’t necessarily constitute “lying” nor does failing to see the logic behind someone’s thinking justify calling someone a “retard.” In fact, what all your “Romney is a liar” and “Obama is a retard” posts are doing is confirming for the rest of us that you may be eligible to be considered as “Exhibit A” for what is known as a “fool” (Prov 10:18, 18:2, 29:11)."

Dr. Bradley's Blog: http://www.dranthonybradley.com/blog/


Wayne Brown said…
Thaaank you. So true. And whoever wins, I can guarantee that the other side will continue whining for a while. Not looking forward to that.
Erica said…
I liked our English class where we watched campaign ads to learn about logical fallacies. XD