Unhealthy Skepticism

Unhealthy Skepticism: Setting up unfamiliar developments as something “everybody” is excited about and positioning yourself as an independent thinker who refuses to get with the program. Saves you the trouble of actually having to engage with new ideas and making an informed critique. Instead you can read with a kind of “intent to dismiss,” voice a few (already tired) objections, and scramble back into your comfort zone.

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