When it’s all the same

Recently, I sparred with a man who said facts are created by our world view. I disagreed. President Obama addressed this in Berlin when he said, speaking to the phenomenon of social media generating so much distortion and faux news, “If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect.”

Exactly. When a person with no credentials insists you can handle a cobra bite with prayer, you dismiss him. If he has credentials, you may not think he’s right, but you can look at his evidence and decide for yourself. Seen through a lens of world view, you just shrug and say, “Who’s to say?”

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