Monday, May 20, 2013

**Basically the reason that people react in a close-minded way to information is that the implications of it threaten their values**

Belief In Climate Change Hinges On Worldview

Kahan says people test new information against their preexisting view of how the world should work. 

"If the implication, the outcome, can affirm your values, you think about it in a much more open-minded way, and if the information doesn't, you tend to reject it" 

"The goal can't be to create a kind of psychological house of mirrors so that people end up seeing exactly what you want," he argues. "The goal has to be to create an environment that allows them to be open-minded."

The Cultural Cognition Project


Saturday, May 18, 2013


While humans go on their merry way and consume themselves with all of the bullshit distractions, our 1 home is literally falling apart.

And this new Google Earth Engine is a time-lapse machine of our planet. So sad this is completely ignored. I guess this Monopoly game-of-a-life, Capitalism, New World Order, and Plutocracy are more appealing.