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Thoughts on Open-mindedness

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die.” – Max Planck, physicist

This is about more than just scientific truth; it’s about all truth. When confronted with facts, people tend to shy away from them, sometimes choosing to ignore them altogether. It’s partly because of our almost complete disregard for reality. We would much rather go to our graves believing comforting lies rather than unpleasant truths, even if that means living a life that’s not functional. It’s a serious problem.

We live in a time where information is everywhere. Yet, given this, we still manage to believe disproven ideas? Has Evolution brought us to this point so that we can simply think as we did centuries ago? I sure hope not. We’ve come too far to stop evolving now. We need to be more open to criticism, arguments, and theories that other people have. We need to accept the fact that we do not have all of the answers. We should encourage debate on every issue.

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