Zombie by Choice?

Zombie by Choice?

Another one from the Philly Zombie Crawl.

Economist and intellectual John Kenneth Galbraith observed "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof". Confirmation bias, "the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses", is somewhat understandable and even expected. But, these days denialism triumphs - "denying reality as a way to avoid dealing with an uncomfortable truth". And now, we're seeing something new. People don't even bother to "deny" reality, they simply "filter it out"; They don't even hear it, or consider it.

Confirmation bias, denialism and aggressive filtering of reality is not limited to the general public. The "intelligentsia" are the most hardcore zombies of them all. Either they are willfully deceiving, or they are truly ignorant. In any case, the "intelligentsia" is simply unforgivable.
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