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 Post subject: Emotion versu Reason
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:13 pm 
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Emotion versus Reason

Have we lost the ability to weigh the evidence and think for ourselves, if so, why? Have we become mindless puppets that only respond to stimulations of our emotions? What is the future for us if we have lost control of our minds?

Below are links to three articles discussing the ‘success’ of the COVID-19 ‘crisis’ and the ease with which we have been conditioned to responding to our emotional strings.

1: A Study of peoples’ response to COVID0-19, led by Otago University, New Zealand, here is the report:
Study highlights ‘moralisation’ of COVID response and restrictions
https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/relea ... 58988.html
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A collaborative study led by the University of Otago has shown that COVID-19 containment and elimination efforts have become moralised. As a result, people are more likely to accept collateral damage from these efforts, such as social shaming, lost lives and illnesses, and police abuse of power. This moralisation was so strong that people reacted negatively even when COVID-19 restrictions were merely questioned.
Published in The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the study, Moralization of COVID-19 Health Response: Asymmetry in Tolerance for Human Costs, examined how likely people were to overlook the harmful by-products of the elimination response, compared to similar actions unrelated to COVID-19 (e.g., reducing road deaths) or those addressing the economic impact of COVID-19.


2: Ethan Yang, writing for the American Institute for Economic Research discusses the above report:
https://www.aier.org/article/study-high ... lockdowns/

Ethan Yang expresses his opinion on the matter as:
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It should come as no surprise that a recent study produced by a team of three researchers at three different universities confirms this exact problem. Personally, I would just say that people have lost their minds when it comes to Covid-19 and are not thinking rationally. A press release from the University of Otago in New Zealand puts it more eloquently,


3: Dr David McGrogan is Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School, he writes on the same topic:
https://lockdownsceptics.org/moral-trut ... -sceptics/

Dr David McGrogan says:
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Lockdown sceptics have made all kinds of important, well-reasoned, fact-based arguments against the lockdowns and other restrictions that have been imposed upon us. The problem of ‘deaths with’ COVID-19; the many issues with the accuracy of PCR tests; the inflation of the IFR; the comparisons to other diseases; the excess death charts; the fact that the NHS is always nearly overwhelmed every year. None of it has cut through, because most people just don’t respond to fact-based argument. They respond to what they consider to be the moral truth. More importantly, they really don’t respond to fact-based argument if that would mean owning up to being immoral and abnormal. If in order to change your mind you have to become a pariah, then human psychology 101 provides a quick answer: you won’t change your mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Emotion versu Reason
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:15 pm 
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It's utterly mind blowing. You can show people the data, the stats, the facts, the evidence and they are totally immune to it. Very very odd.


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