June 5, 2014

So... You Think You're Surrounded by Idiots?

Eric Schwitzgebel, Aeon Magazine

The Associated Press

Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude.

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TAGGED: Morality, Philosophy, Stupidity, Social Psychology


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