Word of the Day: Misology

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Word of the Day: Misology

Definition: a hatred of reason. A distrust of logical debate.

Going far beyond plain old cognitive dissonance—the holding of conflicting viewpoints—misology seems to be quite popular.

With shock-jocks and jumentous journalists, and many of our politicians, a common thread is ‘don’t you tell me how…’

Whereas France reveres its intellectuals, in Australia there is a tendency towards anti-intellectualism.

You and your book-learnin’! We don’t need none of your fancy ‘logic’ around here!

But…

 

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:32+00:00 June 18th, 2015|WOTD|2 Comments

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  1. Phillip Lincoln June 19, 2015 at 2.00pm - Reply

    I love your blog Rory – I always learn stuff i didn’t know I didn’t know.

  2. Rory Daly June 20, 2015 at 3.06pm - Reply

    Thanks, Phil 🙂

    Lots more interesting stuff coming up soon!

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