Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Thought 491: First Condition of Truth-Seeking

First condition of truth-seeking: you cannot evaluate the veracity of a piece of information based on how it makes you feel

To be sure emotions constitute their own form of psychological data which cannot be ignored nor should they be.

However when it comes to bleak realities shared by conspiracy researchers, emotional discomfort may well be a block in listening to the points made, whether they be true, false or patchy. 

Emotional discomfort is probably the main reason why many people choose not to pay attention to so-called conspiracy theories.