…How can you use the very same expressions you claim are so bothersome? It defies logic.
The were many signs about science at the womyn’s march, yet those same people who claim that science is settled on climate, something so variable, will argue about the science of when life occurs during conception and pregnancy. This is a finite biological process that has been very well documented, one where actual pictures document the progress of that life as it develops in utero. Likewise, they argue the science of the biological differences between men and women yet claim to know definitively the impact of humans on the climate.
I could go on and on, but the main point here is that these people have no concrete reasoning capabilities, and those of us who do have to remain vigilant and active to keep them from pushing their insanity upon us. They won’t stop, so we cannot….
Excellent points, but this is not quite right.
“the main point here is that these people have no concrete reasoning capabilities”
There is a very good reason for this defiance of logic, evolutionary biology.
Resource glut (lots of free stuff) pushes a population toward instinctive r behavioral patterns. Part of this is changes in the amygdala. Your amygdala filters threat stimuli and triggers appropriate action. Like hitting the brakes, ducking your head, catching the ball coming at your face, and fleeing the lion.
When a population goes r , any population; rabbits, wolves or humans, all the free stuff means there is nothing worth fighting over, so the amygdala degenerates into a panic button and just triggers “flee” in every instance of threat perception.
Plenty of smart progs out there. My extended family is full of them. They are perfectly logical as long as no fact appears which threatens their world view, from which they must flee. Run rabbit, run. This is what we are seeing.
At the other end, scarcity drives a population K. You must be conservative, plan ahead, protect your own and evaluate each fact as if your life depends on it, because it does.
This develops the amygdala into an effective threat/ response filter. In addition to flee, you have the choice to say, downshift and steer around rather than slam the brakes. Or to just shoot the damn lion. You have options, it’s not just panic.
Populations wobble between r and K, and individuals do the same but can be anywhere within the spread. Of course humans, gifted with intellect, CAN decide for themselves how they will behave and their amygdala develops according to use. Sadly, a large percentage decide emotionally and then rationalize it. Rabbits by choice. (actual rabbits never go K)
r/K theory is Evolutionary Biology 101. You can find it applied to everything but humans if you look around.
Applying it to humans, oh so not-PC, has only been done by this guy.
The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans