The Message Is Clear … Is It Loud Enough?
The message of critical thinking and free thought and atheism is clear. Is it loud enough. If the embedded videos strike you as exciting and fresh perhaps the message is not loud enough yet. An A Capella voice where we need an over-sized marching band with floats and fireworks and A CALLIOPE!
Part of the problem is that we are still trying tell people that their delusional beliefs are wrong. Nothing is so pervasive as a good idea. The theory of gravity… that was a good idea. Geometry, check. Vaccines, check. Washing your hands, check. Theory of relativity, check. Where is school house rock when you need them? Wait, there’s crash course?
Hooray for Stanford University. You can watch Leonard Susskind in the comfort of your home talking about Cosmology!
More of this please.
I think that logic and critical thinking should be advertised, shown to be useful everywhere. I know that sounds stupid, like advertising how to tie your shoes, but I think we need to tell people more, more often, and without clouding the issue by telling how stupid their delusional thinking is. I like science bloggers and vloggers. Hollywood make geeks cool, they can make critical thinking cool. McGuyver almost did it. House it chipping away.
Any ideas on what else can be done to make non-deluded thinking the kind of thing that is ‘just how stuff gets done’?