Throwback Thursday: You NEED more science in your politics (Synopsis)

“One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.”  –Frank Zappa

I want you to think about your deep, personal convictions. Think about your values, the issues that you feel define you at your core, and your most strongly held beliefs. What, if anything, would compel you to change them?

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Is there any evidence that you could be presented with that would sway you?

Honestly, I sure hope so! Because when we make decisions that affect this world, I very much think that all of our decisions would be better if we understood — to the best of scientific understanding — what reality is actually telling us about itself.

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And even though I hate writing about politics, I think it’d be a better world for us all if, regardless of what your political beliefs were, we all agreed to inform our politics with science.

Do you agree? Go and read the whole thing here.