Righteous Indignation

Posted 15 January 2013

An interesting article in the Skeptical Inquirer, argues that that profound feelings of insult to a deeply held belief ranks among the most powerful and pervasive failures of human reasoning. It notes that “[A]ppeals to righteous indignation or sanctity—which attempt to shield ideas from contemplation, discussion, investigation, or criticism—are common, impede rational discourse, and should be recognized as logical fallacies.” Read the article

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