Friday, May 07, 2021

Wrong At Least Once

People want to do what they want to do. If prevailing practices differ from what they want, they reject them. "The government is stupid! It doesn't know what it's talking about!"

This was the position many—who didn't want to wear masks—held throughout most of 2020 and parts of 2021 when masks were mandated by the government. Yet, as soon as the mandates were lifted, the exact same people refused to wear them, even in private places where they were still required. "I don't have to wear a mask! The government says so!"

Illustrated here is the practice many people employee to get their way. Whatever "evidence" aligns with their way of thinking is accepted. If it disagrees with their way of thinking, then the "evidence" is wrong. 

But… citing a source as wrong when it disagrees, then citing it as authoritative when it agrees… Nah!