Too bad there's not someone like him debunking politicians and political operatives. Many try and many fail. Trouble is their are so many that want to believe BS is roses, they can have one political claim clearly debunked, the cats assisting in setting up and propagating the theory exposed, and immediately fall for the next created by the same crowd.One of my favorite personalities is the Amazing Randi, who as an ex-magician has spent the latter part of his life debunking psychics, mystics, astrologers, and the like
This is a great answer to me!!Mainly agreeing!
My, possibly semantic, disagreement was based on a few other internet discussions I have been having, I am afraid.
I do not think I am particularly rational. Most of my views can be predicted by my experience, background, social standing and culture. I meet many who believe they are utterly rational. Yes, I do not see any reason for their conviction beyond assertion and failure to acknowledge their own bias.
I can see that we can generally see the same thing differently compared to our perspective. We agree completely there. Ultimately, neither perspective will be completely true. But, they are perspectives on the same thing and one is likely to be closer to the truth.
All scientific models are wrong, but some are less wrong than others.
Sorry, I have not put it well, but tried my best
Forgive me, I would suggest that there is an objective truth, but we do not know it. But, we can alter our perception and understanding to be close to it.This is a great answer to me!!
So by "objective truth", you mean, like...a provable FACT, right?
For ME, my perspective and opinions are based on how I FEEL about the issue, not only how I THINK. Also, I consider how other people FEEL about their opinions as well, and why.
It is important to me where someone's "heart" is with their beliefs, because I want to understand the whole person as much as possible, as I analyze what they are telling me. I don't believe that logical thinking is the only way to be right about something...but, to be honest, I am rarely interested in "right" or "wrong" when it comes to issues, because that limits my true understanding, or at least, the understand that I am seeking.
What needs to be respected (in MY opinion) is not whether a person's perspective is true to ME, but that it's true to THEM.