Mike Jonas writes:
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK) looks at analysis that could lead to more moderate attitudes.
This BBC article provides some food for thought that is relevant to the climate debate. It looks at a paper “Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding” by Fernbach, Rogers, Fox and Sloman, which shows how people’s mistaken sense that they understand underlying causal processes can be used to improve the quality of their arguments and lead to more moderate attitudes.
That is something that the climate science debate could really do with – but be warned: it doesn’t just apply to others, it applies to you too!
The BBC article is here:
and the Fernbach et al paper is here: