👓 The Persistent Myth of Insurmountable Tribalism Will Kill Us All | Hapgood

Read The Persistent Myth of Insurmountable Tribalism Will Kill Us All by Mike CaulfieldMike Caulfield (Hapgood)
You know what I don‚Äôt see in my classes ‚ÄĒ in a Republican district, where a nontrivial number of students don‚Äôt believe in climate change? Any reaction of the sort that you ‚Äúcan‚Äôt trust the site because declining sea ice and climate change is a myth.‚ÄĚ Not one. It‚Äôs not just a Republican thing. We find the same thing with prompts for liberal hot-button issues on GMOs. Students ‚ÄĒ many of whom are very committed to ‚Äúnatural‚ÄĚ products and lifestyles ‚ÄĒ make accurate assessments of the lack of credibility of sites supporting their opinions. They believe this stuff, maybe, but admit the given site is not a good source.

After some of the depression of reading the entire Knight Foundation paper last night, this short vignette about Mike’s work in the trenches gives me a lot of hope. I wish I had read it last night before retiring.

I’ll be bookmarking some additional sources today/tomorrow from the paper as well as from Mike’s work and various links.

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