Finn Posted February 20, 2009 Share Posted February 20, 2009 [quote name='Shryke' post='1694094' date='Feb 20 2009, 11.22']Contempt? I think your completely missing the point of the line about Bush speeches. That people who either liked or hated him never actually THOUGHT about what he said. The part of their brains that do actual deliberate thinking never lit up. They simply used whatever he said to reinforce the notion of him they already had. Basically, most people form an initial impression and then all other information gathered is just used to reinforce that impression. So people who formed the impression thata the books are sexist (for whatever reason) read the parts that are SUPPOSED to be "Look at this sexism, isn't it awful" instead as being "Oh look, more sexism for the pile. Damn sexist bok."[/quote] I'm not sure what the precise point of the original Bush and brains analogy was, but . . . the above isn't contempt? All you people who think X, simply haven't bothered to think ("the part of their brains that do actual deliberate thinking never lit up")? The almost obsessive need to recount the latest research as to why humans can't think critically is an unfortunate part of Bakker's posting style. I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he means well, but it can't help but give the impression that he's dismissing whatever viewpoint he's discussing as a kneejerk reaction without much thought behind it. Not conducive to good discussion, in my mind. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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