December 09, 2005

Post #2 In the SIT "Things Everyone With A Brain Should Know" Series

In the spirit of the previous post, here's another random thought that I've been carrying around for a while, but never bothered to mention on the blog. I have quite a few of these...

Anyway, I'm sure most of you have noticed that human beings, no matter what they believe, have a tendency to exaggerate. This often leads to people making up reasons to believe one idea or oppose another (something that I touch on in my upcoming script, incidentally).

But think about it...if you have to lie about why you believe something, does it make sense to believe it in the first place? It seems to me that any valid position should have enough factual evidence to support it that you would never need to make up a cover story...although cognitive dissonance probably has a lot to do with it (read the Grand Theory of Leftism for more on that).

I don't know...maybe I'm just rambling.

Posted by CD on December 9, 2005 10:13 PM | TrackBack
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