Thursday, August 25, 2016

In The Modern Era, Responsible Citizenship Requires That People Understand Statistics Well Enough To Know That Anecdotes And "Exceptions-To-Rules" Have No Scientifcally Valid Meaning

It Is Impossible To Be An Informed Citizen Without Understanding The Rudiments Of Statistics | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
A Meanspirited But Accurate Attack On Creationists - And The Larger Meaning Of Science Denial

Alan: Trump supporters -- not the brightest bulbs in the closet -- take heart in Donald's pandering promise to bring "Rust Belt Jobs" back because only then can "the intellectually lazy" get a job that pays the bills with enough "left over" to buy a barcalounger and a six pack (or, increasingly, oxycodone, fentanyl or meth).

In a high-tech information economy, there is no room for complacently ignorant people.

"True Ignorance Is Not The Absence Of Knowledge But The Refusal To Acquire It" Karl Popper | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

From now on, citizens either "pay close attention" during their eduational process, or they end up marginalized - and if they're lucky... "on the dole."

Ignorance, coupled with disdain for high-quality information, is no longer an economically viable option.

"The Hard, Central Truth Of Contemporary Conservatism"

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