Hi Thom I recently discovered you on free speech TV and found it interesting that we are so on the same page ... in fact yours is the only blog i ever joined... I am 62yrs retired college instructor and counselor... we even have our up bringing in common in that we were raised by Republcans only my parents were likely more rednecked ... I now write and dabble in physics, phliosophy, and art I've written a Play "American Dark Age: Ghosts from the Darkness" ... in watching your program today and your debate on end of the world vs science or religious belief what a true education system would teach is 'thinking' which starts with questioning and only ends with belief, once belief takes hold thinking stops ... education should teach constant eternal questioning not validation of ones belief... i know several people with IQs over 150, some 180, and they all use their intelligence to maintain and validate and protect their beliefs... intelligence wasted. (I have studied belief itself for years and i think we would agree on most aspects including that humans are addicted to belief so we must work constantly for it to not allow it to control us.)


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Natural Lefty 9 years 18 weeks ago

Gymwould, a belated welcome to the Thom Hartmann Community from me! Would you believe I am a 51 year old current college instructor (Psychology, and only at a community college, but I have a Ph.D.), and my parents are disenchanted Republicans.

That is a great point about wasting intelligence by using it to protect a belief system. That would make a good topic for some research combining personality and cognitive psychology.

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