The Milgram Experiment
Alan: American conservatives' denial-of-science is rooted in their theo-philosophical need to defend rugged individualism and a derivative moral code confined to the hermetically-sealed dyadic relationship "between a person and that person's God/Alpha Dog/cacique" - assuming, of course, that this radically-individualistic code does not degenerate into frank solipsism, a highly refractory philosophical error which -- abetted by modern media's emphasis on narrowly-ideological "self-selection" -- is The Modern Era's deadliest sin.
"Find your box" and "STAY IN IT!"
"The Danger Of Science Denial"
TED Talk by Michael Specter
From "The Individual" Toward "The Collective"
As soon as moral responsibility is conceived as both individual and social, rugged individualism's anodyne platitudes -- "Global warming is a hoax!" -- give way to the shattering realization that morality is collective as well as individual - a process metaphorically similar to the metamorphic moment when a cocoon realizes its a butterfly.
What had been the larva's entire existence is suddenly erased by emergence into the wide world.
Routinely, conservatives value the comforts and settled predictability of "the womb" over the complexities and unpredictability of life-in-the-world.
In effect, they are eager to return to "The Ideal" of "God the Father" in His distant, majestic heaven rather than engage the enfleshed world of The Incarnation where Christians are enjoined to work for "kingdom come."
George McGovern: "The Case For Liberalism, A Defense Of The Future Against The Past"
What Too Many Christians Get Wrong
Posted by Elaine Kehoe on Dec 14, 201
Our personal and business lives depend on how well we understand human nature and behavior. The better we understand ourselves and others, the more we can do to improve our society and our relationships.