“I put The Scout Mindset on the list because the ability to reason very carefully and have a curious, truth-seeking attitude is of enormous importance. We can be pretty good at it for issues that are not very high stakes. If you’re learning about a topic in school and it doesn’t have to do with anything that’s really facing you, it’s easy to be impartial. Then, when you’re talking about very morally sensitive, high-stakes, life-or-death issues, it can be much harder to have what Julia Galef calls a ‘scout mindset.’” Read more...
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