“We will never have a perfect world, and it would be dangerous to seek one,” says Psychologist Steven Pinker. “But there’s no limit to the betterments we can attain if we continue to apply knowledge to enhance human flourishing.” KNOWLEDGE: NOT LIES, NOT PROPAGANDA. NOT FAKE NEWS. NOT PARTISAN POLITICS. RATHER, FACTS, LOGIC, REASON AND A BIT OF OPTIMISM:
Donald Trump has finally confirmed what an evil racist bigot he truly is – except that this never happened. But still, if people think it happened, because the Fake News said it happened, isn’t that good enough? After all, the Fake News has the ability to read Trump’s mind. And isn’t that more reliable than just accurately reporting what he actually said? Aren’t emotions more reliable than the facts?