The soldier mindset, also known as motivated reasoning, leads us to defend the stronghold of our belief commitments against intellectual threats, come what may.
Descartes is one of the founding fathers of Western science. And the conversion from medieval scholasticism to Cartesian dualism propelled science dramatically.
People suspect that we are being conned about a lot of things. How would an accepted, admitted policy of conning us not make it worse?
“We may regretfully add Wallace to the Party’s list of obfuscating revisions. The good news is that the truth is still available for those who want to know.”
Left to their own devices, the laws of nature tend toward degradation and death, not life.